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    Watandar, My Countryman

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    Join Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council, Ballarat Afghan Action Group and Ballarat Rural Australians for Refugees for this screening of 'Watandar, My Countryman.'

    Featuring a Q&A Discussion with Muzafar Ali and Jolyon Hoff (Writer/Director/Producer). 

    Sunday 23 June 2024

    3:30pm to 6:00 pm

    Tickets for this event are FREE, however, please consider donating to the Ballarat Afghan Action Group when you check out. Funds will go to support Cisarua Learning. Cisarua Learning is a refugee-led ACNC registered charity supporting and encouraging refugee-led initiatives around the world. Refugees are part of the solution. For more information, see

    Jolyon Hoff and Muzafar Ali on location in the Flinders Ranges, SA


    When former Afghan Refugee and photographer, 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.

    The Afghan Cameleer Descendants, featured in Watandar, My Countryman are Indigenous, Colonial and Immigrants at the same time. When Muzafar decided to photograph them - in an attempt to understand his own new Afghan-Australian identity - we started filming. His experience as a former Afghan-Hazara refugee, along with his wisdom and charisma, presented a rare opportunity to re-examine Australia’s colonial history.

    Watandar, My Countryman touches on some of Australia and the world’s biggest geopolitical stories including; the relationship between colonial, ancient and immigrant Australians, our treatment of refugees, the division between the world’s dominant religions, the success and or lack of success of the international forces in Afghanistan, and the power of individuals to create change.

    - Jolyon Hoff (Writer/Director/Producer)

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    This event is supported by the Victorian Government. 

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