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, lion-hearted, charismatic Constance, mother of six, confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so her family can thrive.
Mary, Constance’s niece, finds it impossible to find a job. Vicky, her daughter, studies every morning from 4am, hoping to get into university. 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 welcoming, healing and belonging.
Director: Belinda Mason
Producer: Marguerite Grey
Director of Photography: Jo Parker
ASE Editor: Denise Haslem
Animator: Susan Danta
Composer: Antony Partos
Executive Producer: Mitzi Goldman
Impact Producer: Allison Henry
Cast members: Constance, Vicky and Mary
Selected Awards and Screenings
FINALIST - DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY, SYDNEY FILM, FESTIVAL, 2016
FINALIST - AUSTRALIAN MIGRATION & SETTLEMENT AWARDS, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - THE MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - PENINSULA SHORT FILM FEST, 2017
The Guardian: Constance on the Edge review – a vivid, big-hearted portrait of refugee life in Australia
Documentary Australia - Constance on the Edge
Constance on the Edge Action Toolkit
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