"5 days, not 5 years" - a musician's life-changing journey to meet the Men of Manus. At St Mary's Performing Arts Centre in Moruya this Saturday 25 August at 3.30pm. The screening will be followed by a brief Q and A
The Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla is delighted to present "5 days, not 5 years", an inspiring account of Western Australian singer/songwriter Dawn Barrington's 9,000km round trip to Manus to meet the refugees, a trip which changed her life forever.
"There has been much controversy over the offshore processing of refugees on Manus and Nauru. I wanted to find a way to seek the truth and I was feeling helpless and overwhelmed as I watched the cruel regime of our government and it’s treatment of refugees. So I planned to go to Manus to play music and document the trip…Why? because I wanted to use music to connect with the friends that I had made there and then show the world that the men on Manus are just regular human beings like us. Like mine and your sons, our brothers or cousins," said Dawn.
Please come along and connect with the refugees through Dawn when this documentary by Tim Maisey screens at St Mary's Performing Arts Centre in Moruya this Saturday 25 August at 3.30pm. The screening will be followed by a brief Q and A with Dawn. “We warmly invite community to come and share this moving experience with Dawn,” said Ms Bernie Richards - Convenor of the Refugee Action Collective. "It's your chance to come and enjoy a bit of music, see what is happening on the ground there in Manus, and to ask questions about it from someone who has actually been there recently herself."
Tickets at the door from 3pm. Entry by donation. Refreshments will also be available by donation.