This special In Conversation session panel is timely given people seeking refuge in this country has dominated not only the recent federal election – where both major parties were in a hurry to ignore international conventions – but also the five elections before it.
Exploring both the intensely personal and the sweeping political elements of migration, the condition of being a refugee, and the role of the documentarian in illuminating these issues, four filmmakers will give their views on what it means to fight for refuge, rights and recognition, and to be both connected to and separated from family across the globe. Kaveh Bakhtiari, director of Stop-Over, Khoa Le, director of Bà N?i, join local filmmakers Rihab Charida and Zanny Begg, to discuss how looking through a lens can give us a unique perspective on belonging and identity. The session is free and will include screenings of the short films Counting Olives and Rights of Passage by Rihab Charida and Zanny Begg. The session will be moderated by Paris Pompor.
CROSSING BORDERS: IN CONVERSATION
7PM, Thursday October 3, 2013
Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Part of the Antenna Documentary Film Festival
Presented by 2SER + Groovescooter