Start: 29th Mar 2017 6:30pm
End: 29th Mar 2017 8:45pm
Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of a group of African Australians from refugee backgrounds, attempting, often against the odds to create a home in Wagga Wagga. It reveals their courage and resilience, as they strive to reconstruct their own lives and enrich others along the way.
Constance and her family arrived in Australia almost 10 years ago on humanitarian visas. They were sent directly to Wagga Wagga.
The film observes the family now, capturing their struggles, experiences and their efforts to feel at home and accepted in their town. Constance's children are facing new challenges, Vicky, her eldest daughter is studying for her HSC with an ambition to become a doctor. Meanwhile, her son Charles struggles with depression and drug addiction.
We will witness Constance and her women friends conspiring to change perceptions about refugees in their town - joining with Country Women's Association. Through Constance, we also encounter local women who are supporting other refugees including a policewoman and a trauma counsellor. Together these women provide a network of support.
Doors open at 6pm, with the film to commence at 6.30pm. It will be followed by a Q&A panel and light refreshments. The screening is part of the University's Explorations Series.
This event has been organised by the Bathurst Refugee Support Group in collaboration with the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Centre for Law and Justice.