‘Manta Ray’: Unsilencing the Rohingya Crisis (Migration and Social Justice Film Series)
5/7-17 Grant Street
The Melbourne Social Equity Institute is pleased to be partnering with Screening Ideas to present the Migration and Social Justice film series.
Join us on Tuesday 31 May for a screening and discussion of Manta Ray.
The screening will be followed by a discussion.
Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend’s life – his house, his job and his ex-wife…
Poetically daring and deeply moving, Manta Ray is a major work of contemporary Thai art cinema and a devastating remembrance of the lives lost in one of this century’s great catastrophes.
A discussion will follow the screening.
Registration is free but capacity is strictly limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.