BENEFIT: A still from the award-winning documentary Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea made by Jessie Taylor with the help of Ali Reza Sadiqi.
BENEFIT: A still from the award-winning documentary Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea made by Jessie Taylor with the help of Ali Reza Sadiqi. Contributed

Byron benefit to shine a light for refugees

AUSTRALIA'S treatment of refugees is still a hot topic, yet many Australians may not know much about the circumstances and decisions that force people to become refugees.

The Sustainability Research Institute and Byron Community Centre are inviting locals to Light the Dark, an afternoon of music, film and conversation on the refugee crisis, starting at 3pm this Sunday at the Byron Theatre.

Light the Dark will feature photographic work by David Maurice Smith, local musicians Renee Searles and Barnaby Smith and the award-winning documentary Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, shot mostly with hidden cameras in Indonesia. Organisers said their vision was to highlight what could be done to help refugees.

Entry is $15/10, with all funds going to Communify, a Brisbane grassroots organisation supporting refugees.

To donate money, raffle prizes or your time contact 0412968841 or zenshiatsu08 @gmail.com.


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