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The Staging Post Sequel

Farahnaz, discovered a new world of possibilities in Indonesia. Will that world ever give her a chance?


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  • DIRECTOR Jolyon Hoff

  • PRODUCER Jolyon Hoff



In 2013, 13 year-old refugee Fahanaz Salahi joined the first refugee-led school in Indonesia, the CRLC. That school inspired an unprecedented refugee-led education revolution and, seven years later, there are nearly 2000 refugees getting education at over ten refugee-led schools.

The founders of the school, Muzafar, Tahira and Khadim, have been resettled in Australia, Canada and the United States respectively, where they have already made significant contributions in their new countries.

The CRLC allowed Fahanaz to see that she could be more than an uneducated housewife and mother. She discovered art and became the school’s art teacher, but now she a 20 year old woman and wonders if the world will ever give her the chance she craves.

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Bokhara Foundation $20,000.00
Jill Kirshner $4,200.00
Jill McKay $50.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Over the past 20 years Australia has undermined its position as a signatory to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention and, in 2013, our ‘stop the boats’ campaign became an inspiration for other inward looking countries.

With the support of individual Australians and years of hard work, the refugees who were stuck in Indonesia have started a refugee-led education revolution. There are now over ten refugee-led schools and nearly 2000 refugees getting education from 100 volunteer refugee teachers in Indonesia.

Their community is a real-life example of what can happen when our two communities work together. They provide an ongoing education opportunity for Australians and are an important part of Australia’s growth, as we become the liberal, multi-cultural and humane global leader that we aspire to be.


What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

The refugee community in Indonesia has built an active education and school community and is an example of what is possible when refugees and non-refugees work together. This community provides Australians with an opportunity to connect and learn about the refugees who had hoped to contribute to our society. This film and our distribution strategy is the first step in connecting our two communities.


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

The Staging Post documentary was an integral communications element and helped build a borderless community between Australians and refugees living in transit. We plan to continue to grow this borderless community and to create ongoing two-way education opportunities for Australians and the transient refugee community in Indonesia and South-East Asia.


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

We have positive partnerships and relationships with most refugee advocacy organisations in Australia, as well as direct relationships with community groups, universities and schools around Australia and Internationally.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

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

We hope they will accompany the refugees in Indonesia, on social media or otherwise, and that they will consider Australia's refugee position and its effect on our role as a leading liberal democracy.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

We have two goals. One is to accompany the refugees in transit for as long as they need. The second is to provide the opportunity for Australians to connect directly with the refugees and to create education opportunities.

Ultimately we hope that this will create a well-informed and empathetic mainstream Australia and that it will influence the leaders-of-tomorrow to review Australia's refugee policies.