Constance On The Edge

What does it take to belong?

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Documentary

80mins

2016

Belinda Mason

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synopsis

One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home?

Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. Brave, lion-hearted, charismatic Constance, mother of six, confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so her family can thrive. Mary, Constance’s niece, finds it impossible to find a job. Vicky, her daughter, studies every morning from 4am, hoping to get into university. Charles, 23, is struggling with alienation and depression.

Constance on the Edge gets to the heart of a contemporary untold story about the courage and resilience it takes to build new lives. The film also highlights the important role communities play in encouraging a sense of welcoming, healing and belonging.

 

cast:

CONSTANCE, VICKY, MARY

crew:

Director - BELINDA MASON, Producer - MARGUERITE GREY, Director of Photography - JO PARKER, Ase Editor - DENISE HASLEM, Animator - SUSAN DANTA, Composer - ANTONY PARTOS, Executive Producer - MITZI GOLDMAN, Impact Producer - ALLISON HENRY

fan quotes:

"There is a clear mutual trust between film-maker and subject. Their rapport informs virtually every aspect of this documentary: it's what gives it its big, bright, beating heart." LUCK BUCKMASTER, GUARDIAN

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