Guided by Justice and Compassion

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Date(s) - 06/06/2018 - 17/06/2018
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Sydney Film Festival have a number of films exploring Human Rights and Refugee issues from around the world playing at this year.

On Her Shoulders

The winner of the US Documentary Directing Award at Sundance follows a courageous young woman, and former ISIS captive, as she becomes an activist for her Yazidi community.

The Long Season

Multi-award-winning filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich (Shape of the Moon, Position Among the Stars, SFF 2011) focuses his camera lens on life in a Syrian refugee camp.

A Season in France

A widowed asylum seeker finds new love as he faces the threat of deportation. An affecting and urgently topical drama by Chadian-French filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.

Bisbee ’17

A beautiful and haunting hybrid film from innovative US filmmaker Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine, SFF 2016), that explores an American town’s shameful past.


Christian Petzold’s (Barbara, SFF 2012; Phoenix, SFF 2015) wartime love story between World War II refugees is daringly set in contemporary Marseille.

The Charmer

An impressive multiple award-winning debut, this intense psychological drama is about a young Iranian man desperately looking to seduce women who can secure his stay in Denmark.

A Ciambra

With the cast playing versions of themselves, A Ciambra is a very detailed and authentic look at a 14-year-old growing up too fast in the Romani community of Calabria.