Sanctuary

Directed by Kaye Harrison
2018
Australia
85 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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The intimate story of Khaled, a young man struggling to hold onto his humanity as he searches 10 years, across continents, for peace and freedom.

Khaled was born Iraqi but raised in the Netherlands by his journalist father. At 18, he travelled to Baghdad to visit his sick mother, and ended up working as an interpreter for the Coalition Forces. As insurgent violence escalated, he tried to leave but his Dutch papers were not in order. Khaled was suddenly someone to be feared and treated inhumanely: he spends the next ten years as a refugee travelling the world trying to find sanctuary.

'Sanctuary' conforms to no stereotype; it is about people wanting to lead ordinary lives on their own terms.
Alex Dudok de Wit, BFI

Special Guest

Kaye Harrison
Director, Screenwriter
Kaye Harrison was director/DOP of award-winning Australian documentaries Crossing the Line (2005) and The Long Goodbye (2010). Her documentary The Sunnyboy premiered at the 2013 Sydney Film Festival.

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Wed 12 June
6:15pm
Event Cinemas George St 3
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Program Strand
Documentary Australia Foundation Award, Festival Guests
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Australia
Language
In English and Dutch with English subtitles
Director
Kaye Harrison
Producer
Greer Simpkin
Screenwriter
Kaye Harrison
Cinematographer
Kaye Harrison
Editor
Lindi Harrison
Premiere
World Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, World Premiere, Politics & Economics, Asia, Australian Films, Biography
Company Credits
Production Company: Bunya Productions
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