Real Film Festival Presents ‘Sanctuary’

Come along and watch the short film screening of ‘Execution Island’ at Maitland Gaol, followed by the film ‘Sanctuary’, which follows the story of Khaled who spent 10 years looking for peace and freedom.

Khaled was born in Iraqi but raised in the Netherlands by his journalistic father.  At 18 he travelled to Baghdad to visit his sick mother, and ended up working as an interpreter for the Coalition Forces.  As insurgent violence escalated, he tried to leave but his Dutch papers were not in order, Khaled was suddenly someone to be feared and treated inhumanely:  he spends the next 10 years s a refugee travelling the world trying to find sanctuary.

The outdoor cinema is presented by the Real Film Festival on Friday November 29. Check out the event and book tickets early to avoid disappointment.  Click here to secure your tickets.

There will be welcome drinks and food carts available on the night, as well as the opportunity for Q&A with ‘Sanctuary’ Director Kaye Harrison and ‘Execution Island’ director Jamie Humphries.


Nov 29 2019


Maitland Gaol
6-18 John Street, East Maitland


6:30 am - 9:00 pm


$20 Adult; $15 Concession

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Maitland Gaol
02 49366482
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