september, 2016

201618sep3:30 pmThe Drowned DreamsFarshid Akhlaghipour | AUS| 2015| Documentary | 53:30 min | Persian with Eng. Subtitles| European Premiere3:30 pm Country:AustraliaGenre:DocumentaryPremiere Status:EuropeanFilm Tags:Followed by Discussion

Film Info

In 2013, 6,400 Iranian asylum-seekers arrived in Australia on Indonesian fishing boats. On one of these boats, a father and his 7-year-old son were struck by lightning on the boat, severely burning the child. After their release from a detention centre, they started a new life in Australia, but with many mental disorders and physical ailments, as the son’s brain had suffered drastic changes.