BAZm e Hazaragi

Hazagari community presentationBAZm e Hazaragi features the new documentary by Steve Warne, Robyn Hughan and photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor that captures the workshops and first Omagh Celebrations in Australia supported by MAV in 2014. It shines light on Melbourne’s Hazara community and will be screened alongside live music by acclaimed Hazara musician Taqi Khan, poetry performances and a panel discussion with community members and filmmakers.


 

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF), BAZm e Hazaragi shines light onto Melbourne’s Hazara community and the beauty and wealth of their culture.

 

Australia has the largest Hazara community of any western country, with an estimated 12,000 Hazara people residing in Melbourne’s Southeast. Many have had to flee Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, after enduring centauries of persecution and denial of basic civil rights.

 

In June 2014, Melbourne held the first Omagh Celebration with over 2,000 people in attendance. In the lead up to the celebrations, professional artists within the community staged workshops in poetry, music, dance and theatre to preserve and reacquaint the Diaspora with their culture.

 

The workshops were documented by filmmakers Steve Warne, Robyn Hughan and photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor and tell a poetic story of the rediscovery of a culture and language. They will be screened alongside live music by acclaimed Hazara musician Taqi Khan, poetry performances and a panel discussion with community members and filmmakers.

 

Join in an afternoon of Hazaragi film, language, poetry and music presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF).

 

What: BAZm e Hazaragi – an afternoon of Hazaragi film, language, poetry and music

When: Saturday 16 May, 2pm-4pm

Where: ACMI Cinema 2 – Federation Square, Melbourne

Cost: Free

More Information: Here

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Farkhonda Akbari at Omagh Celebrations 2014

 
 

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