Mary Meets Mohammad was a 2013 Walkley Award finalist and an F4 Outstanding Documentary Talent Award at the 2013 Australian International Documentary Conference.
Tasmania’s first asylum seeker detention centre opens and local knitting club member and staunch Christian woman Mary is not welcoming of the 400 male asylum seekers from Afghanistan.
Mary unexpectedly finds herself in regular contact with Mohammad, a 26 year old Muslim, after her knitting club donates beanies to the asylum seekers in detention. The club inspire a craft and knitting revolution to begin inside the detention centre. Mary has many of her prior beliefs challenged as her relationship with Mohammad deepens.
Mary Meets Mohammad was filmed for almost two years in Tasmania, following a story around the Pontville Detention Centre.
“Miss this….and you are mad. Certifiably so. It’s a stunner. The most beautiful story. So evocative, so powerful. So utterly, fully, human. “ – Tasmanian Times
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7:00pm, Monday 10 March
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Watch the trailer to Mary Meets Mohammad by clicking here