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‘Watandar, My Countryman’ screening

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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One event on June 18, 2024 at 11:00 am

$10

Join us at the Shrine for a screening of the heart-warming and eye-opening documentary film, Watandar, My Countryman.

The documentary follows photographer and Human Rights Activist Muzafar Ali, who in 2015 resettled in Australia and became the first in five generations of his family to no longer be a refugee. When he discovers that Afghans have been in Australia for 160 years, he’s compelled to photograph and document the stories of their descendants.

Then, on 15 August 2021, the Taliban take over Afghanistan. With his homeland lost, he’s driven to help and reaches out to his former colleagues, whose lives are in danger. He tries to help them escape, but he also knows that millions will be left behind and he must do everything he can to keep their hope alive. His photography project becomes an even more personal journey as he recognises, in the Descendants, his own search for a new Afghan-Australian identity.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Muzafar Ali and writer, director and producer, Jolyon Hoff

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.shrine.org.au/events/watandar-my-countrymen-screening

Organiser

Laura Thomas
Email:
programs@shrine.org.au

Venue

Shrine of Remembrance
Birdwood Ave
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
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Website:
www.shrine.org.au