Hope: screening and Q&A with Director


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On 18 October 2001, 400 asylum seekers were pitched into the sea when their people-smuggling boat sank on its way from Indonesia to Australia.

Three hundred and fifty three people drowned. Only seven survivors made it to Australia.

Amal Basry was one of those survivors, spending 22 hours in the ocean hanging on to a floating corpse, convinced that her son was dead and she was the only person left alive. Acclaimed documentary maker Steve Thomas records her life story as she fights to ensure that the disaster is not forgotten, to reunite her family and ‘find what it was I lost in the ocean’...

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the SIEV X tragedy, we’re hosting a free screening of the moving documentary Hope.

Presented by Faiza El-Higzi from the Romero Centre, please join director Steve Thomas and SIEV X survivors for the screening, a post event Q&A and drinks on the Queensland Terrace.

Fri 28 Oct 2011, 6:30 pm - 08:30 pm
SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
More information:
  • Director: Steve Thomas
  • This film is rated M - Recommended for mature audiences Recommended for mature audiences

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