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The Hazaras:
A Thousand Stories

Presented by the Migrant Resource Centre and Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Proof of Life: Studio Sessions in Ten Days on the Island

Members of Hobart’s Hazara community will be presenting a cultural evening.

The Hazara people are famous for their music, poetry and proverbs. The majority of the Hazara people live in Hazarajat (Hazarestan) in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and the Badakhshan mountains. Media coverage from this region concentrates on the most recent decades of war that has driven many people from the Hazara community away from their traditional homes.

Through film, conversation and poetry this session will tell a few of the millions of stories of home and ‘proof of life’.

This session will include:
*a conversation with Amin Safa, President of the Hazara Association of Southern Tasmania
*the film FRAME BY FRAME, which follows four Afghan photojournalists in Afghanistan
*poetry by Shoukat Ahauor
*artworks, cultural presentations and conversation with members of the Hazara community living in Southern Tasmania, including Hadi Rezaie and Jamal Akbari

Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

Wed 22 March, 5:00pm – 8:30pm

COST: Free, all welcome to attend

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