The Staging Post is a story of friendship, education and the power of community. The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started the school, the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre (the first refugee managed school) which inspired a refugee education revolution. It is a beautiful film about a group of refugees who create a community while they are waiting to be resettled in a third country.
The three central characters all are granted asylum in third countries – Australia, US and Canada – and followed process with the UN HCR as opposed to paying people smugglers to come to Australia.
About Refugee Week:
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June).
The Refugee Council of Australia has chosen #WithRefugees as the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. Today, more than ever, we need a global movement to demand the safety and rights of refugees are protected. In Australia, it is the responsibility of our Government, and each one of us to ensure people forced to flee from their homes can live with dignity and with hope.
It takes courage to be a refugee: As people who have faced persecution because of who they are (their race, nationality or membership of a persecuted group) or what they believe (their religion or political opinion). A call for unity and action for a fairer society: The Refugee Week theme encourages Australians to celebrate the best aspects of our nation’s welcome of refugees. We celebrate the positive contributions to Australian society made over the past 70 years by the 800,000 Australians who once were refugees.