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Presented by SSI and the Australian National Maritime Museum on occasion for Refugee Week 2018

Join us for an exclusive screening of The Staging Post!

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The Staging Post is an Australian feature documentary that was filmed in 2017 and follows the lives of two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim.

The film has been screened at sold-out cinemas across Australia and received an overwhelmingly positive response. It conveys powerful messages about friendship and connection.

Following the screening of the film, SSI will host a Speaker Series panel discussion with Q&A, featuring:

Muzafar Ali, former refugee from Afghanistan and Lead in The Staging Post

Jolyon Hoff, Director & Producer, The Staging Post

Kim Tao, Curator of post-Federation immigration at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Malini Raj, CBA Head of Strategy - Multicultural Community Banking and Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Champion

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 Presented by SSI, Belgrave Cinema, and Armidale regional Council on occasion for Refugee Week 2018

Wednesday 20 June, 5.45pm
Belgrave Cinema
137 Dumaresq Street, Armidale
Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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Success stories

Four Brave Women: Summer Hill café empowers refugee entrepreneurs

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenFour Brave Women is open for business!

Developed as a joint initiative between The Trading Circle, a division of the charity Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, and SSI, Four Brave Women is a café and community space where refugees have the opportunity to create a sustainable income for themselves using their culinary skills. It is a creative and inclusive space that celebrates different cultures through food and art.

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Equity and access to all


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Caring, empathy and respect for the dignity of others


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