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One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home? Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. Brave, charismatic Constance, mother of six, confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so her family can thrive. 'In Africa I was fighting for survival; in the refugee camp I was fighting for human rights, and here in Australia, I'm fighting for belonging.' Mary, Constance’s niece, finds it impossible to find a job in Wagga. Vicky, her daughter, studies every morning from 4am, hoping to get into uni. Charles, 23, is struggling with alienation and depression. Constance on the Edge gets to the heart of a contemporary untold story about the courage and resilience it takes to build new lives. The film also highlights the important role communities play in encouraging a sense of belonging and enabling participation for everyone.

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Belinda Mason
Belinda Mason
Marguerite Grey
Executive Producers
Mitzi Goldman
Dir. of Photography
Joanne Parker
Denise Haslem

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Constance On The Edge Pty Ltd


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Constance On The Edge Pty Ltd

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