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.
Stuck in Indonesia after Australia ‘stopped the boats’ and facing many years in limbo, they built a community from the ground up and started the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre (CRLC).
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. The film’s key and most powerful message is around the resilience and agency of refugees to generate change and create solutions.
The film is an opportunity to foster a positive narrative in local and regional communities about refugees and resettlement.
Following the screening of the film, SSI will host a Speaker Series event in the form of a Q&A style panel 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
The panel will be facilitated by Malini Raj, CBA Head of Strategy – Multicultural Community Banking and Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Champion.
For more information and tickets: Staging Post tickets
Please join us for networking, drinks and canapes from 5.30pm.
The film screening will commence at 6.15pm