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Bamiyarra trailer goes live

Young Hazara in both Melbourne and abroad collaborate to produce a micro-docs series, a video installation, public screenings and exhibitions, mentored by media artists and creative producers. Bamiyarra will be on screen at the Emerge Festival in June 2012 and on site at Signal in August 2012.


Bamiyarra is a project that grew out of the second iteration of Home Lands, a project that began around 2007 to connect young people from refugee backgrounds to their home lands and separated communities. Bamiyarra was launched at an informal dinner at Signal on Friday, 18 November. Home Lands version one took us to the … Continue reading

Hazara youth collaborate with Melbourne media artists

At the heart of Home Lands v2 is a coalition of collaboration. The core team is comprised of video for change producers and artists mentoring and co-producing four short-format documentaries, a public installation and an exhibition work with our team of young Hazara in Melbourne and a small network of Hazara abroad. As Creative Producer, … Continue reading

From Kinglake to Kabul

A moving example of a collaboration between Australian secondary school students and students in Afghanistan is the collection of stories penned by both groups, From Kinglake to Kabul. It all began with clutch of pencils and a desire to understand each other, from those who survived the fires that burnt through parts of Victoria, north-east … Continue reading

Re-visioning Home Lands

Prior Home Lands projects incorporated digital story-telling techniques. Home Lands v2 is taking a different approach. Our aim is to produce a body of work that draws expertise and influence from current and emerging media arts practice for many platforms. More importantly, it would be audience focused at the outset. At all levels of production … Continue reading

Afghan Voices

An Afghanistan based initiative that provides production skills and tools to young English speaking Afghans to describe the world they’re growing up in. “Afghan Voices is a content development programme that trains English speaking Afghan young adults to produce news, documentary films and other media products.”