Due to popular demand, we have booked the cinema for a second sitting, from 5pm-6pm. Come and celebrate Refugee Week at our Stories of Power Short Film Festival at Thornbury Picture House, Melbourne.

We will be premiering our special short film featuring RJ Dradi the Label. This will be followed by our other short films featuring talented refugee and migrant artists and entrepreneurs like Chef Aheda Amro, Racha’s Syrian Kitchen, Rue Liew & Misagh Zamani.

We will also be showing 2 extra short films made by talented filmmakers – Eating the Other by Jazba Singh and Gîtar by Jack Rintoul, which features Farhad Bandesh.

There will be a mini-market in the forecourt, featuring products made by RJ Dradi the Label, Bandesh Wine and Spirits, Akasya Kape, Rue Liew Ceramics and Chef Aheda Amro’s sweets.

See you all on June 23!

*Welcome Merchant is a social enterprise that collaborates with refugee-owned businesses in Australia. We promote them for free on our online directory and social media channels. We also run free skill building workshops for these entrepreneurs. Your ticket purchase will help us keep these services for free and will go a long way to helping refugees and people seeking asylum.

This event is not an Amnesty event.

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Thornbury Picture House

802 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071, Australia


June 23, 2024

5:00 pm

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