The staging post


The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started the school which inspired a refugee education revolution. 

A real-life, real-time, multi-platform documentary. The Staging Post is about friendship, connection and the power of community.

A truly moving piece of cinema. Nick Valentine

Uplifting and truly unforgettable. Philippa Byers

Full of wisdom and humour. Eileen O'Brien, Canberra

Inspiring and moving. A must see for every Australian. Kathy King

A truly remarkable story. Margaret Hayman

Lifts the spirit; Packed with positivity, potential, possibility, patience, hope, community, cooperation, love and friendship. Anne Hilton

Inspirational. A reminder of what is possible when people work together to turn away from fear towards hope. Anni Webster

Touching the nerve of human experience. A must see! Marion Rose Le

Your work is beautiful and shows exactly the kind of message we would like people to hear, refugees as resilient, contributing members of society. Susan Bird, UNHCR Thailand


News & Updates




The Staging Post is a real-life, real-time, multi-platform documentary, and the story has a long way to go yet.

While some of the refugees have been resettled, most are still stuck in Indonesia. We have already started filming the next 'episode' of The Staging Post, with an expected release date in early 2019.

You can help us by making a tax-deductible donation at Documentary Australia Foundation. Thank you.


Like us to come to a cinema near you or want to hold a community or school screening? Please contact us to arrange.


  • JAN 17 Wed      ACICIS Study Indonesia, Jakarta                     EDUCATION
  • JAN 18 Thurs    Screenwave International Film Fest, Coffs Harbour   BUY TICKETS          
  • APR 10 Tues     Australian National University, Canberra            VENUE TBC


  • JULY 30 Sun     Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Avoca, Australia       COMMUNITY
  • JULY 29 Sat     ACMI, Melbourne, Australia                          COMPLETED
  • JULY 28 Fri     Palace Nova Cinemas, Adelaide, Australia            FULL HOUSE
  • JULY 27 Thurs   Dendy Canberra City, Canberra, Australia            FULL HOUSE
  • JULY 26 Wed     University of Technology, Sydney, Australia         COMMUNITY
  • JULY 25 Tues    Dendy Newtown, Sydney, Australia                    SOLD OUT
  • JULY 22 Sat     New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane, Australia               SOLD OUT
  • JULY 06 Thu     Dendy Cinemas, Canberra, Australia                  SOLD OUT
  • JULY 02 Sun     The Royal Exchange, Newcastle, Australia            COMMUNITY
  • JULY 01 Sat     Glebe Town Hall, Glebe, NSW Australia               FULL HOUSE
  • JUNE 29 Fri     Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Melbourne, Australia    COMMUNITY
  • JUNE 23 Sun     The BrisWest Centre, Brisbane, Australia            FULL HOUSE
  • JUNE 18 Sun     Cinema Nova, Carlton, Victoria, Australia           SOLD OUT
  • JUNE 17 Sun     NSW State Library, Sydney, Australia                SOLD OUT
  • SEPT 11 Mon     Notre Dame University, Sydney                       COMPLETED
  • SEPT 12 Tues    Sydney University, Sydney                           COMPLETED
  • SEPT 22 Fri     World Bank Office, Martin Place                     COMPLETED
  • OCT 5 Thurs     Powerhouse Youth Theatre, Fairfield                 COMPLETED
  • OCT 6 Fri       All Hallows’ School Hall, Brisbane City             COMPLETED 
  • OCT 7 Sat       BCC Cinemas Capalaba, QLD                           COMPLETED
  • OCT 15 Sun      CISARUA HOMECOMING SCREENING, Indonesia. 4pm        350 ATTENDEES
  • OCT 15 Sun      CISARUA HOMECOMING SCREENING, Indonesia. 8pm        COMPLETED
  • OCT 16 Mon      Kineforum, Taman Ismail Marizuki, Jakarta. 11am     COMPLETED
  • OCT 16 Mon      Kineforum, Taman Ismail Marizuki, Jakarta. 1pm      COMPLETED
  • OCT 16 Mon      Kinosaurus, Jl. Kemang Raya 8B, Jakarta. 7pm        COMPLETED
  • OCT 17 Tues     Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club, Jakarta        COMPLETED
  • OCT 18 Wed      Ascham School, Edgecliff, Sydney                    COMPLETED
  • OCT 19 Thurs    Save The Children Office, Melbourne                 STAFF SCREENING
  • NOV 23 Thurs    New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane                          COMPLETED
  • NOV 24 Fri      Elsternwick Classic Cinemas, Melbourne              COMPLETED
  • NOV 25 Sat      Dendy Cinemas, Canberra                             COMPLETED
  • NOV 29 Wed      Holroyd High School, Yr 9 & 11                      COMPLETED
  • NOV 29 Wed      Dendy Cinemas, Newtown                              COMPLETED
  • NOV 30 Thurs    Milpera State High School                           COMPLETED
  • DEC 1 Fri       Mercury Cinemas, Adelaide                           COMPLETED
  • DEC 3 Sun       Deakin Cinemas, Mildura                             COMPLETED
  • DEC 4 Mon       Cinema Pasadiso, Perth                              COMPLETED
  • DEC 4 Mon       10th Asia Pacific Third Sector Conference           COMPLETED
  • DEC 7 Thurs     Ascham School, Edgecliff, Sydney                    STANDING OVATION
  • DEC 13 Mon      Australian International School, Jakarta            SCHOOL