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Listen to our stories

Stories are powerful and have the ability for us to develop greater understanding, empathy and compassion for each other. Whether it be a short video, children’s book, film or novel, there are many ways we can develop a better understanding of the unimaginable hardship and challenges refugee experience, as well as the resilience shown, and achievements made. While refugee stories may be different to yours, their stories also share the strong message, that as humans we strive for the same things. test

Lost in Books

LOST IN BOOKS offers creative programs around books, literacy, multilingual conversation, music, language acquisition and wellbeing. Our programs are for children, young people and adults from Anglo-Australian, and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 
LOST in BOOKS TV 

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

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I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox, Ronojoy Ghosh


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My Two blankets by Irena Kobald 

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Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey, by Margriet Ruurs and Nizar Ali Badr  (2017)  

A unique dual-language (English and Arabic) picture book about the Syrian refugee crisis inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr.
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The Happiest Refugee, by Anh Do (2010)
The Happiest Refugee, by Anh Do (2010)

Shining: the Story of a Lucky Man, by Abdi Aden with Robert Hillman (2015)
Shining: the Story of a Lucky Man, by Abdi Aden with Robert Hillman (2015)

The People Smuggler, by Robin de Crespigny (2012)
The People Smuggler, by Robin de Crespigny (2012)

Songs of a War Boy, by Deng Thiak Adut (2016)
Songs of a War Boy, by Deng Thiak Adut (2016)

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2018)
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2018)

Pictures in My Heart: Seeking Refuge - Afghanistan to Australia, by Fiona Hamilton (2015)
Pictures in My Heart: Seeking Refuge – Afghanistan to Australia, by Fiona Hamilton (2015)

Pictures in My Heart: Seeking Refuge – Afghanistan to Australia, by Fiona Hamilton (2015)

Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians, by Jayne Persian (2017)
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians, by Jayne Persian (2017)
Midnight Traveller Trailer

The level of intimacy shown in this documentary makes it stand out, the journey of a family from certain danger to an uncertain fate. An Afghan filmmaker with a Taliban bounty placed on his head is forced to flee his home country, with his wife, also a filmmaker, and their two young daughters. This essential documentary, shot entirely on three phones by all four members of the Fazili family, charts a journey which spans several years and numerous dispiriting detention centres.

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Human Flow Trailer

Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact

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Sanctuary Trailer

About Santuary: 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. Directed by Kaye Harrison 2019

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For Sama

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

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Our Voices

    Our Voice

    Our Voice provides opportunities for mainstream disability service providers to build their capacity in responding to the services access needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds through learning from people with lived experience. 

    New Humans of Australia

    New Humans of Australia seeks to reduce discrimination towards migrants, especially refugees, through the powerful medium of storytelling.

    Refugee Council Of Australia (RCOA) initiatives

    Face to Face Program

    The Face to Face program now offers a range of digital packages including virtual incursions, for more information please fill in the inquiry form or contact our team.

    Program for schools and colleges in Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne

    RCOA is offering an incursion program for schools in the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan areas and Wollongong region.

    Under the Face to Face program, a representative from RCOA and a speaker of refugee background present to students, teachers and other interested groups about the refugee experience. Refugee speakers share personal stories and give students the opportunity to learn about their experiences and their contributions to Australia.

     

    Asylum Seeker Resource Centre: Story beside you campaign

    Discover the story beside you

    faces of people from different communities
    Story beside you campaign

    Get Inspired

    Some ideas so you can contribute towards a welcoming community

    Listen to Our Stories

    Stories are powerful and have the ability for us to develop greater understanding, empathy and compassion for each other.

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    Be a Volunteer or Mentor

    Local Charities, religious organisations, community organisations provide valuable support and services to vulnerable groups in the community and rely on the support of volunteers.

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    Support Refugees in Employment and Business

    Giving people the support they need to integrate and become productive members of our society in turn strengthens and enriches the welcoming community, both socially and economically.

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    Join that committee

    Joining a local group or network is one way on of getting involved with community life.

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    Learn and support organisations who assist refugees and people seeking asylum

    Supporting organisations that assist refugees and migrants

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    Become a community champion

    A Community Champion is an individual, school, church group or team who are passionate about creating change and making the world a better place.

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    Our Stories

    we asked 5 inspirational people to talk about what they imagine a welcoming community for refugees is…

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