REFUGEE WEEK 2016: The Phoenix + MUSTANG at Cinema Nova!

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Melbourne’s Cinema Nova will be screening THE PHOENIX (SIMORGH) alongside the Oscar Nominated Feature Film MUSTANG to celebrate Refugee Week from 23 June – 26 June 2016.

THE PHOENIX follows exiled Iranian actor Mr Farid as he teaches theatre to reluctant asylum seeker teenagers inside an Australian Detention Centre. The short film stars the acclaimed pre-revolution Iranian actor Manouchehr Farid in his first acting role in 35 years since fleeing Iran.

Nora developed the script for THE PHOENIX whilst interviewing asylum seekers in detention and discovering Manouchehr Farid in her local Iranian community.

If you missed the screenings of THE PHOENIX last year at Melbourne International Film Festival, this may be the last chance to see the film on the big screen in Melbourne!

Tickets for the evening sessions of THE PHOENIX + MUSTANG will be released on Tuesday 21st June at

To learn more about THE PHOENIX short film visit or follow the official page on Facebook!

Watch THE PHOENIX trailer here:

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