Mother Fish screens Friday

Amnesty International’s Gippsland branch will host a film night this Friday night, August 31, at the Stratford Courthouse Theatre. 

Mother Fish is a highly acclaimed Australian film which retells the story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980.

 “The present melds with the past as unassuming factory worker, Kim, relives the harrowing sea journey she and her sister took in a creaky boat in search of a better life.” (

Mother Fish is the second film from Director Khoa Do, the Young Australian of the Year in 2005. His first film was the impressive The Finished People in 2003. 

Amnesty’s Gippsland group is hoping to raise awareness of the plight of refugees arriving in Australia by boat, and also to make people aware of Amnesty’s work, both locally and nationally.

The Gippsland group meets every two months and welcomes new members.

Current campaigns include supporting the International Arms’ Treaty and Indigenous Homelands, as well as the asylum seeker campaign. Anyone interested in learning more about the group can join the Amnesty Gippsland Facebook page or visit the website or go along on Friday night.

Entry to the film is $10 and bookings can be made on 5145 6790. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm.