Premier screening of two Bamiyarra micro-docs, Migration and Hope In Life, at the Emerge Film and Arts Festival presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria.
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. 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.
The micro-docs were mentored in collaboration with Melbourne film-makers Penne Thornton and Naina Sen and produced by Andrew Garton.
Premier 6pm, Tuesday 3 July, Treasury Theatre, Melbourne.
Bamiyarra is a Home Lands v2 project – a unique concept that asks artists to collaborate with young Hazara to make art and engage in conversations about cultural origins and transformations, youth identity and aspirations.
Home Lands v2 is a collaboration between La Trobe University, 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.
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Both micro-docs received terrific feedback from viewers. Here’s just some of the comments left in our Facebook event page:
“My heartous congratulations to Bamiyara team for producing such inspirational and beautiful docos. I enjoyed a lot. Welldone guys and keep the good work continue…..”
“Well done guys, I particularly liked inner beauty and the one about the man who’s son became a life guard, I would encourage all the filmmakers to keep making films now you have over comes the technical difficulties of making your first ones'”
“How nice it’s to bring people together from different backgrounds to share their thoughts & ideas with incredible topics on the screen”.
It was a great experience with BAMIYARRA group that night.”
“The power of these docos was inspiring. Uplifting, thought-provoking, beautifully shot and edited; I left feeling richer for the experience. A great celebration of multiculturalism in these dark times. Huge congratulations to Bamiyarra!”