Mary meets Mohammed – Film at the Maleny RSL

A must see Award Winning Film hosted by Women OutFront  ‘Mary meets Mohammed’  – held Saturday 18th June 2016 at the Maleny RSL, 1 Bunya Street, Maleny.

Costs nothing to attend – it’s Free!  Support Refugee Week.

Doors open 5 pm for complimentary snacks and licensed bar by RSL.  Film starts at 5:30 pm.  Light supper is available afterwards and musical entertainment by Aleathea Monsour, Sue Moxon and guests.  For more information telephone 0439 943 261.

Film Trailer:


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

  • Winner Walkley Award Documentary Finalist 2013
  • Winner Australia Day Council SA – Promotion Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding 2013
  • Winner 2013 Tasmanian Outstanding Achiever Award
  • Finalist Outstanding Documentary Talent Award 2013 Australian International Documentary Conference
  • Winner 2014 Special Award – United Nations Media Peace Prize
  • Winner 2014 MIA Award Outstanding Coverage of Migration in the Media
  • Winner 2014 Tasmanian Media Award Best Feature, Doc Current Affairs
  • Finalist Australian Migration Council Media Award 2014 Television
  • Nomination Best Documentary Director Australian Directors Guild 2014

The Connection – Film Screening

July 25 @ 7:15 pm8:30 pm

The Connection is a film about how frontier research is proving that there is a direct connection between your mind and your health.

The film features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple. The film shows that we can counter the harmful affects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death. The film explains the mechanisms behind belief, which scientists now know contributes 30 to 50 percent of the effect of any known biological cure and explores how scientists at the cutting edge are now learning that the mind can even influence the expression of genes and the rate at which we age.

This is a film for people who have tried everything. It offers answers and proves that you can change your mind, change your health and change your life.

The Nightingale – family film at Maleny

Film - The Nightingale

The Nightingale:  Saturday 18th July @ 7:15 pm – Maleny Film Society Current Program – Maleny Community Hall, Maple Street, Maleny.  Tickets at the door for the general public.  Maleny Film Society members tickets available at the Maleny Visitor Information Centre and online.


China/FR (subtitles) – drama/family – G – 100 mins

Charmingly unaffected odd-couple road movie with an old man and his spoilt granddaughter. A remake of his decade old classic Le Papillon, Director Phillip Muyl swaps the spectacular French scenery for the hilly verdant countryside of southern China and conjures the same magic and natural charm of the original in a richer, less schematic remake. Hoping to spend his dying days in his home village, the old man takes with him his ageing nightingale and his urban, gadget loving granddaughter who is traveling her own journey through her parents’ divorce. With unexpected forks in the road, this movie is a gentle exploration into the hero’s journey from the known into the unknown, and the return to a sense of place.