30 January 2023
Naomi Jellicoe, 2022

A new trailer for the 2022 AFF Investment Fund Film WATANDAR, MY COUNTRYMAN, has been released, along with further teasing an upcoming general cinema release.

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.

Watch the emotional new trailer below:

With its universal themes of home and family, Musafar’s story has already made waves throughout the local community, appearing on ABC News, and telling his story to The Guardian’s ‘Full Story’ podcast.