Award-winning documentary screened

THE Manning community is warmly invited to a free screening of Mary Meets Mohammad, an award-winning documentary made by Waratah Films.

The film will be shown at the Garden Grub Cafe, 99 Isabella Street, Wingham this Friday June 6 at 6.30pm.

It will be an outdoor projection by Solar Cinema, so BYO cosy blanket and beanie! Hot soup, coffee and cake will be available for sale. All welcome, suitable for middle and senior secondary school ages.

The documentary is currently being screened by communities in order to raise awareness. Its website gives an overview of the film:

"Tasmania's first detention centre opens and local knitting club member Mary, a staunchly Christian pensioner, does not welcome the 400 male asylum seekers. Mohammad is a 26-year-old Muslim asylum seeker of the Hazara ethnic group of Afghanistan. He is detained inside the centre and an unlikely friendship develops between Mohammad and Mary after her knitting club donates woollen beanies to the asylum seekers. Mary finds many of her prior beliefs are challenged as her relationship with Mohammad deepens."

The movie will be followed by a discussion on what we as a community can do to help the plight of asylum seekers.

RSVP is appreciated – Meaghan 6550 5088 or Cheree 6557 1110.