FILM: Knitting Bridges Culture Gap

Knitting brings together all types of folks, and I’ve struck up quite a few conversations with people I’d otherwise probably never have spoken with over a question like, “What’cha knitting?” I’ve been able to get ideas from them on how to extend my charitable knitting efforts and how to reach new people with my knitting. This article from Tasmania details individuals stepping out of their comfort zones to connect with someone very different from them – one example being a Christian woman named Mary who had a definite preconceived attitude toward Muslims who’d come to seek political asylum in her country. Read on below…


WHILE the asylum seeker debate is central in the federal election campaign, a new documentary shot in Tasmania is set to highlight a story that defies cultural stereotypes. When Pontville Detention Centre opened in 2011, a local knitting group began …

The Mercury.com