Friday, 19 August 2022 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the Shellharbour Civic Centre on Friday evening 19 August 2022 for an exciting movie and dinner event. We are honoured to screen the recently produced documentary film, Scattered People. The event will be held on World Humanitarian Day, to bring awareness and celebrate the value and rich culture of refugees from diverse backgrounds living in Australia. The evening will include live interaction with the producers of the film, a delicious Middle-Eastern meal provided by Laylaz at Albion Park and culturally diverse live music.  

Scattered People is a story about the healing power of music, bringing together people, nations and cultures, while exploring Australians' attitudes towards refugees seeking asylum. The film is an inspiring and thought-provoking documentary that paints a picture of life as a musician seeking asylum in an unwelcoming country. It is a story of restitution and hope, of shared humanity and the role music can play in forging bonds of friendship and respect and giving voice to otherwise unsung heroes. It features interviews with music icons including Missy Higgins, John Butler, Archie Roach, Michael Franti, Katie Noonan, Dan Sultan, Baker Boy, Harry James Angus and more. 

Doors open at 5pm for seating allocations. Finger food pastries will be offered with the film screening at 5.30pm sharp (please arrive early to avoid distractions during the film). Dinner is served at 6.30pm with an interview by the producers and a chance to chat while listening to music by a Sudanese oud player. 

Tables of 5 are available with any number reserved, while table locations are subject to change. Tables of 6 or 4 can be considered upon emailed request and at the venue's discretion. 

Dinner will be a Middle-Eastern dinner box including; bread, 1 dip, 1 small Kofta, 1 small Falafel, 1 small chicken skewer (shish tawook), salad and rice. The vegetarian option includes Falafels.  Table water is offered and you may bring non-alcoholic beverages to accompany your meal.

Tickets are limited for this very inspiring, affordable event, so gather your friends and book early!

This film is rated M and recommended for Adults.

No Refunds are available 7 days or less, prior to the event.

For further information, please email: 

Shellharbour City Council is proud to have declared the Shellharbour Local Government Area a Refugee Welcome Zone since 2014. This is a public commitment to welcome refugees into the community, upholding their human rights, demonstrating compassion for them, recognising their value and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.

Shellharbour Civic Centre
76 Cygnet Ave
Shellharbour City Centre NSW NSW 2529
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Last updated : Mon 1 Aug 2022