Published: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 13:44
A short film, which premiere’s today, explores the real life experience of homelessness faced by refugee youth living without their families in Sydney.
‘Broken Time’ is the story of Ali, an Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minor (UHM), who falls back on his survival instinct when he finds himself homeless on the streets of Sydney.
Developed by Settlement Services International (SSI), which provides services to humanitarian entrants, with funding from The Australia Council for the Arts, the film will be launches today in Bankstown, to coincide with International Youth Day.
Dilber Hussain played the role of Ali, and was all too familiar with the experience of his character in the film.
Dilber is from Pakistan and arrived in Australia in 2012 as a UHM at the tender age of 17. When his circumstances rapidly deteriorated and he was faced with homelessness, Dilber said he was frightened.
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