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Classroom resources for teachers

Looking for resources to use in the classroom with your students? Check out these great resources including teaching guides, posters, films, stories and more! You can also download this resource as a word document here...

Fatma’s Story: A Family Left Behind

Fatma is a mother of four children, including Jasmin. Both Fatma and her partner lost work when Covid-19 hit Australia, and being in the process of seeking asylum, none of her family are eligible for support from the...

Journey beyond fear

This is a feature documentary told through the eyes of a teenage girl and her refugee family in pursuit of resettlement. This emotional roller coaster takes us from despair to joy through hope, humour and love –...

Island of Hungry Ghosts

Directed by Gabrielle Brady, 2018 Having relocated her family to the tiny Australian territory of Christmas Island, Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor spending her days coaxing stories from detained asylum seekers in a high...

Stop the Boats

Simon Kurian Stop the Boats tells the story of how Australia used a three word slogan to demonise people seeking asylum, fleeing war and persecution; condemning them to indefinite offshore detention and torture in...

Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time

Behrouz Boochani On the picturesque coast of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, beyond the sandy beach and palm trees, almost a thousand people seeking asylum are kept behind wire fences by armed guards. We’re used to...

Watan

Watan (2018) James L. Brown, Bill Irving The film features a series of interwoven portraits of Syrians eking out lives in the major refugee camps and cities of Jordan. Their struggle shows the human face of the refugee...

The Staging Post

Jolyon Hoff The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia ‘stopped the boats’ and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started...