This documentary takes a fresh view of the European refugee crisis
This film opens in Greece in 2015 as refugees arrive on the idyllic island of Lesbos, and follows them into Hungary and Croatia and across Europe to a hoped-for sanctuary. Theirs is a journey beset by physical deprivation and danger, and bureaucratic and political obstacles. As the refugees cross Europe they are accompanied by a pack of reporters, camera operators, producers and news vans. As he travels alongside the refugees, debut British director Orban Wallace turns the camera in a new direction: upon the world’s 24-hour news gatherers in pursuit of the breaking story.
This film, with its new perspective on a pressing issue, is being screened by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, an Australian not-for-profit organisation that works toward a vision of an Australia free of poverty. For Refugee Week, the Brotherhood is screening the film at Palace Kino Cinemas, and offering pre-film drinks and nibbles as well a guest speaker. Tickets are $30.