Documentary Month 1st - 31st July 2021

Scattered People
Online Screening

Scattered People

Australian Documentary


Scattered People is an Australian documentary revealing the transformational and healing power of music – bringing together people, cultures and countries.
Saha and Mas, two young Iranian musicians flee their homeland and seek asylum in Australia. In immigration detention they encounter the Scattered People band – a small group of kindred spirits who play music and create songs with refugees and people seeking asylum. Following their journeys, we observe how music breaks down barriers and gives Saha and Mas purpose, helping to shape their identities and offering hope for the future.
Interviews and music from acclaimed musicians Missy Higgins, Michael Franti, John Butler, Archie Roach, Katie Noonan, Dan Sultan, Harry James Angus and Robbie James (GANGgajang), Scattered People explores how music can help unite, heal and restore our compassion for some of the most vulnerable people on our planet.

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