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.
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.