Explorations Series: Film Screening of 'Hope Road' by Tom Zubrycki


Start: 16th Aug 2018 6:00pm
End: 16th Aug 2018 8:30pm

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst, together with the Bathurst Refugee Support Group, will be hosting a free film screening of 'Hope Road' by Tom Zubrycki, as part of the Explorations Series, on Thursday 16 August 2018 from 6.00pm to 8.30pm. The director of the film, Tom Zubrycki will also be attending the event and facilitating the Q&A session after the screening of the film.

'Hope Road' synopsis:                                                                      

Hope Road  follows an ambitious project undertaken by a Sudanese refugee, one of the original ‘Lost Boys’, who now lives in  Sydney - Zacharia Machiek.

Zac's dream is to build a much-needed school back in his home village, which is now part of the new nation of South Sudan. He enlists the backing of an eager, but inexperienced, group of supporters who organise and join him on a  42-day charity walk to raise funds for the venture.

Will this strategy raise the funds they need? Thwarted by escalating conflict back  in South Sudan, and shocked by a broken relationship, Zac has to draw on all his resources to keep his dream alive.

Hope Road lifts the veil on what life can be like for refugees like Zac, caught between two worlds. Re-establishing their lives in Australia, but at the same time feeling an acute obligation back to their homeland.

More information about the film can be found here


About the Film Director - Tom Zubrycki:

Tom Zubrycki is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose career has spanned almost 40 years.Tom has directed 16 documentaries of his own, and produced another 20 with mainly early-career directors. Tom's films have a distinctive observational story-telling style marked by his ability to get close to his subjects. Major films include; KEMIRA DIARY OF A  STRIKE (1984), BILLAL (1995), The DIPLOMAT (2000), THE MOLLY & MOBARAK (2003), THE HUNGRY TIDE (2011), and HOPE ROAD which premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival. In 2010 Tom received the Stanley Hawes  Award "in recognition of outstanding contribution to documentary filmmaking in Australia".

Event and Registration Details:
You will have the opportunity to hear from the Director of the film, Tom Zubrycki who will be facilitating the Q & A session after the screening of the film. Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

Registrations will be required by Wednesday 15 August 2018

Venue / Address:
Charles Sturt University, Building 1292, Room 223, Panorama Avenue, BATHURST NSW (follow the event parking signs to P7)

Contact Phone: (02) 6338 4645
Contact Email: Michelle Hession, Community Relations Officer

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