Michael Beets, Christian Pazzaglia / Australia / 2021 / 70 min / World Premiere
‘Those Left Waiting’ is an online live documentary filmed by refugees around the world and edited in real time.

‘Those Left Waiting’ is the first global live online documentary co-directed and filmed by refugees, and edited in real time. Refugee camps located in distant corners of the world (Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Europe) become connected for a shared moment in time, through an extraordinary moment of co-creation and revelation. ‘Those Left Waiting’ is a live experience unlike any other, one that allows refugees to gain control on how their stories are told, shining a light on the harsh realities they face on a daily basis. A collaborative project allowing for the complexity of the subject matter to emerge as a unique symphony of images, voices, stories, and creative visions, simultaneously spanning geographical barriers and time zones. Each ‘Those Left Waiting’ live stream screening is unfiltered, unmediated, unrepeatable, and materialises in the moment, making every live experience unique. Each live stream will be followed by a Q&A.

Presented in partnership with Think-Film Impact Production.
Greece: ReFOCUS Media Labs Collective
Indonesia:  Shams Hussaini
Kenya: Hortence Amina Rwimo & Christian Baobab
Mexico: Marian Pérez Guerra
Jordan: Samir Al-Ghafary
Uganda: Aluonzi Victor
Meet the Artists: Those Left Waiting

How to watch

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How do I experience ‘Those Left Waiting’?
Those Left Waiting’ is a live documentary livestreamed to be watched in a web browser on a PC, tablet or mobile device with internet connection

How do I get access?
When buying a ticket you receive a confirmation e-mail. 24 hours before the announced screening date you will receive a direct link to join the event at the scheduled date and time.

Artist Bio

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Michael Beets, Director (AUS)
Michael Beets is an award-winning director. His virtual reality projects, music videos, and films have been screened at festivals around the world including Venice Film Festival, Cannes, Busan, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Christian Pazzaglia, Producer (ITA/AUS)
Christian Pazzaglia is a multidisciplinary producer based in Australia. His A/V projects and film productions have been presented by leading art institutions and film festivals internationally. His latest project was the acclaimed live cinema performance ‘Miraculous Trajectories’.