Sat Oct 29, 8:00 PM
Director: Jolyon Hoff
90 minutes
Unclassified 15+

When the Taliban take over Afghanistan a former refugee finds a new home in the Australian desert.

After former Afghan refugee and photographer, Muzafar Ali, discovers that Afghans have been an integral part of Australia for over 160 years, he begins to photograph their descendants in a search to define his own Afghan-Australian identity. The Cameleer Descendants are a mix of Aboriginal, Afghan and Colonial Australian and as Muzafar meets and connects with the resilient but traumatised community he learns about his new country’s complicated history. His journey is interrupted when Afghanistan is handed back to the Taliban by the US and International Forces, and he races to help his friends and colleagues left behind.

Watandar, My Countryman  is an Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund premiere title.

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Film Type Documentary
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund
Language English
Director Jolyon Hoff
Producer Jolyon Hoff, Hamish Gibbs Ludbrook
Cast Muzafar Ali
Genre Documentary