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Powerhouse Museum Launch

Woven Threads: Stories from Afar has launched!

It now screens permanently at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney as part of a contemporary history exhibition, and it will feature in the Kings Cinema.

Woven Threads launched on Monday February 24th, and it was great to see a fantastic turnout of people. We would like to thank our distinguished guests for coming especially

- Mr David Harris MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Transport, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty,

- Mr Bill Guy, OAM, CEO of Community Mental Health Australia,

- Ms Katherine Boydell from the Black Dog Institute, and

- Dr Norman Swan of the ABC Health Report.

Amongst the guests was Marti Marosszeky who was the subject of one of our films, it was great to have her present to see them.

Of course we want to thank the Powerhouse Museum for hosting us, especially as upon entry to the Museum, there was a large projection screen, that projected images from all of our episodes, and people loved to look at them as they enjoyed food and drinks before the screening. On that note, we’d also like to thank Parliament on King Caterers

who looked after us on the night as well. Just a quick note about them - Parliament on King specialise in food that comes from the homelands of the asylum seekers and refugees with whom they work. Their mission is simple: to make lovely food for you. But in doing this they address the barriers to economic, social and cultural participation asylum seekers, refugees and recent arrivals to Australia face. A great initiative and so poignant to have them there on the evening of the Refugee Series launch.

Just before the screening Michi Marosszeky, made a speech about the success of the first series, and mentioned the PowerHouse Launch is a continued success for the Refugee series which follows the recent AACTA Nomination we received for Short Documentary Series. Michi also referenced the continued work we will be doing under the Woven Threads banner, especially with respect to our next series on Mental Health. We have already completed one episode, and started the second. We are looking to have a series of films completed for a launch in October during Mental Health Week 2020.