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Sun Oct 23, 1:45 PM
Director: Jolyon Hoff
2022
Australia
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.

The Watandar, My Countryman Red Carpet Gala and World Premiere screening at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas will be followed by an alfresco afternoon picnic party on the green lawns of The Cloisters, The University of Adelaide (entry via Gate 10, Victoria Drive).  Mingle with documentary star Muzafar Ali, the filmmakers and other special guests, sip on a complimentary drink, nibble from the grazing table and enjoy the smooth beats of DJ Nelya as she spins tunes from around the globe.

Dress Code: AFFternoon Delight 

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

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