Screening of uplifting documentary, The Staging Post - 12 August
St Michael's Parish, Ashburton Social Justice Group is hosting a screening of the uplifting and hope-filled documentary, The Staging Post, at their church on Sunday 12 August, at 2pm. The film tells the story of educating refugee families living in Cisarua, Indonesia and is focused on the children and their learning experiences.
The film was directed by Jolyon Hoff an Australian Documentary Filmmaker. He was living in Jakarta when Australia ‘stopped the boats’. He had never met a refugee, so he went to the staging post for boats travelling to Christmas Island. Almost immediately he met, Muzafar Ali and Khadim Dai. Muzafar had already been filming life as a refugee in Cisarua in Indonesia on his mobile phone. Together with Jolyon and Khadim he made The Staging Post.
The school at the centre of the film, co-founded by Muzafar and Khadim, has sparked a refugee-led education revolution. There are now around 1500 refugees learning at over 10 refugee-managed learning centres in Indonesia.
The idea that refugees can be part of the solution and that education needs to be at the centre of that solution is slowly being understood by global decision makers and academics. The refugees in Indonesia are becoming world leaders in finding more satisfactory and holistic solutions to the current worldwide refugee crisis.
The film is a story of courage and hope, community and possibilities.
Location: St Michael's Catholic Church, High Street, Ashburton
$15 or whatever you would like to pay (donations invited for Cisarua Learning - the schools in the film). All proceeds donated go to the Cisarua Learning, a charity supporting this refugee-led education. Find out more: www.cisarualearning.com
Tea and coffee available.