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8th Ghan International Film Festival Australia (GIFFA)

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Join us to Watch Award-winning films from Afghanistan, Australia and the region.

Sat 25 November 2023 | Day 1

Laughing in Afghanistan | by Anneta Papathanassiou

Synopsis: A young Afghan actor, Karim Asir, the Afghan Charlie Chaplin, wants to change the world using pantomime and humor. Amidst bombs and destruction, laughter is his only weapon. After the Taliban takeover Karim receives death threats and fears for his life. A difficult decision seems unavoidable. Can laughter change the world?

Laughing in Afghanistan

Sun 26 November 2023 | Day 2

Watandar |Jolyon Hoff, Writer/Director/Producer

When former Afghan Refugee Muzafar Ali, discovers that Afghans have been an integral part of Australia for over 160 years, he begins to photograph their descendants in a search to define his own new Afghan-Australian identity. Then the Taliban take over Afghanistan and his old country comes calling.

Watandar (my countryman)

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