Bamiyarra On Screen is the international premier screening of a short-docs series produced by young Hazara in Melbourne and Kabul in collaboration with Melbourne film-makers and media artists. Meet the film-makers, the producers and participate in a Q & A about the series and the media arts program these documentaries grew from.
When: 7pm, Wed 17 October, 2012
Where: ACMI, Federation Square Flinders St, Melbourne
Bamiyarra On Screen was produced in association with Youthworx Media, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Mechid TV with the assistance of EngageMedia. Bamiyarra would also like to acknowledge the support of Wind & Sky Productions for dubbing services.
Purchase tickets online at ACMI or at the box-office.
Migration / Duration: 09:07
Migration is the story of a Hazara family that sought refuge in Australia, how the open sea both carried them here and afforded one of their sons a future in the surf.
A Hazaragi Wedding: 06:50
A Hazaragi Wedding, incorporating family videos and memorabilia, traces the events leading up to and throughout a traditional wedding ceremony.
Hope In Life / Duration: 12:17
Hope In Life follows the aspirations of Hazara who sought asylum in Australia to pursue their education and arts practice, and how their ties to home land influences and sustain them regardless of the challenges they face.
Between The Lines / Duration: 14:00
Between The Lines follows the story of the Pakistan based Sketch Club to a gallery in Collingwood, Melbourne, where its first exhibition in Australia was hosted.
Q & A / Duration: 20 – 30 mins
Hosted panel with film-makers, producer and researchers.
Bamiyarra is a Home Lands v2 project – a media arts initiative connecting young Hazara from refugee backgrounds to their home lands and separated communities.
Home Lands v2 is a collaboration between La Trobe University, Swinburne University of Technology, City of Melbourne and the Cultural Development Network. Home Lands is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, City of Melbourne and the Cultural Development Network.