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June 14, 2018

Benalla Rural Australians for Refugees will present a thought-provoking documentary film at Swanpool on Sunday, June 24, at 1pm.

Benalla Rural Australians for Refugees will present a thought-provoking documentary film at Swanpool on Sunday, June 24, at 1pm.

The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim, who are stranded in Indonesia after Australia ‘‘stopped the boats’’.

Facing many years in limbo, Muzafar Ali encourages his friend, 17-year-old refugee Khadim Dai, to start filming Muzafar’s life on his mobile phone.

This sparks a refugee-led education revolution.

The Staging Post is a real-life, real-time, multi-platform documentary about friendship, connection and the power of community.

The idea that refugees can be part of the solution and that education needs to be at the centre of that solution is slowly being understood by global decision-makers and academics.

The refugees in Indonesia are becoming world leaders in finding more satisfactory and holistic solutions to the current worldwide refugee crisis.

Director Jolyon Hoff established Cisarua Learning, an Australian registered charity, to support the refugee-led education revolution that his friends started.

There are now 10 refugee-led schools in Indonesia and more than 1500 students receiving education from about 100 refugee teachers.

Jolyon, Khadim and Muzafar manage the charity together.

Tickets for the screening are priced at $12 on the door.

After the film there will be afternoon tea, and an opportunity for questions with Jolyon Hoff and the star of the film Muzafer Ali.

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