The Amnesty Ashgrove Group will be screening the acclaimed Australian film Mary Meets Mohammad on Thursday the 7th March.
Join them to watch this engaging award winning documentary. Take action for human rights and meet the local group members.
Come by yourself or bring your family and friends.
RSVP are not essential, but is appreciated.
Entry to this film is by donation.
About the film:
‘Mary Meets Mohammad’ was filmed for almost two years in Tasmania, following a story around the Pontville Detention Centre.
“Tasmania’s first asylum seeker detention centre opens and local knitting club member and staunch Christian woman Mary is not welcoming of the 400 male asylum seekers from Afghanistan. Mary unexpectedly finds herself in regular contact with Mohammad, a 26 year old Muslim, after her knitting club donates beanies to the asylum seekers in detention. The club inspire a craft and knitting revolution to begin inside the detention centre. Mary has many of her prior beliefs challenged as her relationship with Mohammad deepens.”
The film was a Winner of a 2014 United Nations Media Peace Prize, 2013 Walkley Award Finalist, a finalist in Australia’s Outstanding Documentary Talent Award 2013, Winner of a 2014 Tasmanian Media Award and a 2013 Australia Day Council Award. View the Trailer to find out more about this inspiring film.
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