Then I Came by Boat - a film by Marleena Forward

'The riveting story of fleeing war-torn Vietnam for the safety of Australia, winner of the Audience Award in the Australian Shorts section at the Human Rights Arts Film Festival. Marleena Forward is a Melbourne-based filmmaker, photographer, and writer. She is currently completing a master's degree in documentary filmmaking and she also runs a blog called The Melbourne Local. Her film Then I Came by Boat was made in collaboration with the Victorian College of the Arts. The Guardian 11th July 2015'

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"And I wish you all the best for your future lives in this country, yourselves and your children, that in Australia your best hopes and aspiration for the future will be realised." MALCOLM FRASER, PRIME MINISTER 1975-1983:


"If we listen closely enough to the stories of others, an alternative story will emerge which will allow for the transformation to take place." Brueggemann?


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