This film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre – as they connect through the gift of a knitted beanie.
An extraordinary and gripping piece of documentary filmmaking. Joost den Hartog – Director Australian International Documentary Conference
Miss this… and you are mad.
Certifiably so. It’s a stunner. The most beautiful story. So evocative, so powerful. So utterly, fully, human.The story of Mary Meeting Mohammad - The Tasmanian Times
In introducing the film at one of the screenings, Australian International Documentary Joost den Hartog praised Mary Meets Mohammad for its beautiful filmmaking technique, with perfect structuring from start to end, ‘like a James Bond movie’. He’s not wrong – it’s a powerful story gently told that sucks you in, in a ‘what happens next?’ kind of way.- Screen Hub
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Winner- Special Awards United Nations Media Peace Prize (2014)
Winner - MIA Award Outstanding Coverage of Migration in the Media (2014)
Finalist – Australian Migration Council Media Award Television
Winner- Tasmanian Media Award Best Feature, Doc Current Affairs (2013)
Winner - Tasmanian Outstanding Achiever Award (2013)
Finalist - Outstanding Documentary Talent Award, Australian International Documentary Conference (2013)
Finalist- Walkley Award Documentary Finalist (2013)
Winner – Australia Day Council SA- Promotion Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding (2013)
Nomination- Best Documentary Director, Australian Directors Guild (2014)
The film will be made available to watch during Refugee Week.
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