Constance Okot is a Sudanese refugee who has spent the last decade making Australia her new home. Her journey was first chronicled in the 2006 documentary I’ll Call Australia Home, which portrayed two refugee families from Burma and Sudan discovering the joys and challenges of their new home.
Constance is now involved in a follow-up documentary Constance on the Edge, currently being filmed in her hometown of Wagga Wagga. This follow-up with Constance and her family captures their ongoing struggles with the ‘invisible wounds of war’ and their efforts to feel at home and accepted in their town. The result promises to be an intimate portrait of belonging and wellbeing, of healing and inclusion.
In this podcast, we get a glimpse of the candour, humour and strength that Constance emanates. Film-makers Belinda and Marguerite also share the purpose for creating this new documentary. We invite you to listen and enjoy Constance’s storytelling… this upcoming film promises to open eyes and hearts!