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.
This screening is part of the Adelaide Film Festival Curate Your Own Festival program.
Unique in Australia, Curate Your Own Festival builds screen culture in regional towns by developing local curatorial skills. Every Festival, AFF invites four emerging regional curators to spend four days at the Festival to select films to take back to their town.
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