GHABE

PRESENTED BY KEPPEL COAST ARTS, AUSTRALIA PREMIERE 

The Australian Premiere of multi award winning drama, Ghabe.

Winner: Golden Door International Film Festival Best Actor
Winner: Best Movie Camerawork Golden Eye
Winner: Best Cinematography Chain Film Festival
Winner: Golden Door Int Film Festival Best Cinematography

 

LOGLINE


A Syrian refugee with traumatic memories of the war, battles the local racism and his over protective cousin, endangering his application for residence permit while falling in love with a local woman only to find out how deep the racism really goes.

BACKGROUND


In 2015, more than 160,000 asylum seekers arrived in Sweden. During the summer the pressure was so great that the Migration Board’s accommodation was not enough. Private individuals lent their cottages and houses, to help accommodate all asylum seekers.

SYNOPSIS

Monir is a refugee from Syria who just arrived in Sweden with his older cousin Farid during the 2015 refugee crisis. They are housed by the Swedish Migration Board in a cabin deep in the forest while waiting on residence permit. Monir begins to explore the grand mysterious fo- rests surrounding the cabin. Their powerful presence lures him deeper, confronting him with his traumatic memories of the war. Here he meets Moa, a young Swedish woman escaping the demands of modern society over the summer. Their curiosity brings them together, protected by the infinite patience of nature. But hidden fears and prejudices cause the summer to slowly slide toward a devastating end.

 

BEHIND THE FILM

The film is written and directed by Markus Castro who also financed most of the film.
The project was completely unsupported by the Swedish Film institute despite several attempts.


The filmmakers decided to go through with the project regardless and it was made possible thanks to the support from Swedish film industry key players and by the crew and cast who all worked on defer payments for the project to be able to be made.

The main supporters was the film lab Focus Film, the last film lab in Scandinavia and by the post production house Chimney Sweden and the equipment rental Dagsljus.

The film was made with an incredibly small crew averaging at 12 people, many whom had ne- ver worked on a feature film before.

DATE

21st November 2019

SCHEDULE


6:30PM GHABE Premiere

PRICE (Online)


$22 - General Admission
$11 - KCA Members & Concessions

$0  - Emergency workers*  

$0  - Affected by the CQ fires*


PRICE (On Night, Cash only)


$25 - General Admission
$15 - KCA Members & Concessions

$0  - Emergency workers*  

$0  - Affected by the CQ fires*

LOCATION

Yeppoon Town Hall 

25  Normanby Street Yeppoon

FILM INFORMATION

Director   

Writer             

Cast       

*For our fire emergency services and affected community members to claim their tickets, all they need to do is book via our online services and turn up at the door with the ticket and their professional identification or proof of address and we would love to find a place for you at one of our film premiere screenings.

Markus Castro

Markus Castro

Adel Darwish

Nathalie Williamsdotter

Ahmad Fadel

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