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BETWEEN US is an intimate account of the effects of refugee and border policies on a young couple and their families.

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Impact areas

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Ez Eldin Deng & Hollie Fifer

  • PRODUCER Philippa Campey, Sam Dinning, Hollie Fifer

Synopsis

DURATION: 88 MINUTES

Between Us is a refugee love story. This observational feature documentary, set between Egypt, Australia and South Sudan, is about destiny and the struggle for freedom for a young couple displaced by border control policies. Ez and Ayom must not only unite their two estranged families over multiple countries but convince the notorious Australian Immigration Department to let them marry. A modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

BETWEEN US is set in the context of the growing tensions against the South Sudanese community in Melbourne, the media and political frenzy around African ‘gangs’, Australia's immigration policy and the discrimination that the South Sudanese community face everyday.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

As a community, a country, we should all shine together.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

Less discrimination and targeting of the South Sudanese community within Australian the police, media and government speeches and policies.

Activities

How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

We will develop the documentary to become the best film it can be as we believe that our impact can only be as strong as the film itself. From this point of strength, we work with our partners and stakeholders to ensure the film has a sound and respectful impact campaign driving our key messages into tangible social change. We aim to change minds and behaviours but also to increase the respectfulness in which Australian institutions interact with the South Sudanese community in issues such as immigration, employment, justice, education and celebration.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We have been working with representatives from the South Sudanese community in Melbourne as well as experts in law and justice. We will continue to grow our partner network to ensure our documentary and subsequent campaign is respectful, accurate and impactful.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

We will be working with our partners and our stakeholders to ensure the audience actions after viewing the film will align with our shared vision for the documentary.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

We will know if we succeeded or not when the police, media and government begin to publicly and privately engage the South Sudanese community with greater and greater respect.