IT will be a full house at Port Macquarie Library for a screening of Constance on the Edge.
The film is about refugee resettlement and what it takes to belong.
Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services organised the screening at Port Macquarie Library on March 23 to celebrate Harmony Day.
Harmony Day is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and share what they have in common.
Constance on the Edge, filmed over 10 years, is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in the regional town of Wagga Wagga.
Constance on the Edge gets to the heart of a contemporary untold story about the courage and resilience it takes to build new lives.
The film also highlights the important role communities play in encouraging a sense of belonging and enabling participation for everyone.
Migrant settlement worker Jane O’Dwyer said the purpose of showing the film is to get people thinking and talking about refugee resettlement in regional areas and what are some of the things that could help to make refugees and migrants feel like they belong in our community.
She said for anyone who really enjoys true stories, the film is very enjoyable, both interesting and thought provoking.
The audience will be invited after the screening to take part in an informal discussion about the film, refugee resettlement and the resettlement experience.
The film screening is booked out.