Mercy’s Blessing

Mercy’s Blessing – Sunday November 11th at 4:00pm

Followed by a Q&A with the director, May Taherzadeh

‘Mercy’s Blessing’ is an award-winning short film of 30 mins written and directed by May Taherzadeh. It’s a story about a brother and sister set in an African village. A story about selfless love and sacrifice in the midst of social injustice. It highlights the power of the human spirit and the capacity of young people, especially boys, to act courageously, despite great odds in upholding equality and justice. The story explores the importance of education, the equality between women and men, and the power of choice.

The film has been to over 20 film festivals worldwide and has won 12 international film awards. It’s supported by UNICEF, UNFPA and the EU. Currently the film is being used by individuals and organisations as a tool for social action in more than 115 countries worldwide.

Tickets: $5.00

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*This screening is a rental, normal Mayfair prices do not apply

In a rural village in the heart of Africa a teenage boy has a dream: to get his younger sister and himself out of poverty. But when a twist of fate shatters his hopes, everything seems lost and he is faced with the ultimate choice.
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