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Film: How I Became a Refugee

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Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE),  School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, and Mettamorphosis Inc. will celebrate Refugee Week 2016 with a free screening of the award-winning documentary film How I Became a Refugee, which follows the extraordinary journey of a Burmese Chin refugee family from their homeland – where they escaped religious persecution from the military government – to Malaysia before being resettled in Australia.

Event details

The screening of ‘How I Became a Refugee’ will include a keynote speech by Burmese refugee Rubi NiChin as well as the launch of a newly-developed study guide for the award-winning documentary film.

Monday 20 June 2016
5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Bankwest Lecture Theatre, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

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About the documentary

How I Became a Refugee is produced as an educational and awareness-raising project to provide better understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by displaced people who were forced to leave their homes.

The film and study guide are part of a national educational project undertaken in collaboration with the teachers and educators in high schools across Australia to raise awareness and promote cross-cultural understanding amongst Australian school students about asylum seekers, refugees and human rights issues.

The film was a finalist at the prestigious IAFOR Documentary Film Award (2015), and the winner of the Awards of Recognition at three prestigious international film competitions in 2015.