WATANDAR MY COUNTRYMAN
Watandar, My Countryman spotlights the Afghan Cameleer Descendants. They are considered indigenous, colonial, and immigrants, all at the same time. When Muzafar began photographing them in an attempt to understand his own new Afghan-Australian identity, we began filming. His experience as a former Afghan-Hazara refugee along with his own wisdom and charisma presented a rare opportunity to re-examine Australia’s colonial history.
Watandar, My Countryman examines some of Australia and the world’s biggest geopolitical stories, including: the relationship between colonial, ancient, and immigrant Australians, our treatment of refugees, and the power of individuals to create change.
Director, Writer, Producer: Jolyon Hoff
Cast: Muzafar Ali
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