Header image © Sallyann Balharrie


In 2022 members of the Wonthaggi community came together to welcome a refugee family from Syria under the new CRISP community sponsorship program. This beautiful short movie by director Sal Balharrie follows the group’s journey as they prepare for the Ali family’s arrival and welcome them into the local community. 

With a 30 minute run time, this film gives a clear and engaging snapshot into the life of a CRISP group. 

CRSA and the filmmaker have made the film available to community groups (with no charge) to give insight into the CRISP and grow the community sponsorship movement in Australia. If you’d like to show the film for a community event – perhaps a refugee fundraiser or an event to recruit members for a CRISP group – please get in touch: info@refugeesponsorship.org.au.

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We’re compiling a list of community events for Refugee Week 2023 – if you’d like your event included on our website, please let us know by emailing media@refugeesponsorship.org.au.