Film

The Song Keepers

A simple classroom is the setting for this complex exploration of the starkly relevant topic of mass global immigration.

Film

Jaha’s Promise – Canberra

As one of the countless victims of female genital mutilation, JAHA’s Promise is not only a commitment to her daughter but also a successful campaign against the relentless female genital mutilation.

Film

Border Politics – Canberra

Having made its World Premiere at HRAFF, Border Politics questions whether the West has lost its moral compass adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy.

Art | HRAFF Gala

2018 HRAFF GALA

Join us at our annual HRAFF Gala Film Screening and Cocktail party at Red Scooter

Film

Last Men In Aleppo – Canberra

Through the volunteers from the White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.

Film

A Woman Captured – Canberra

Marish has been exploited and abused for more than 10 years by the woman for whom she toils as a housekeeper—entirely unpaid.

Film

Her Sound Her Story – Canberra

Making its world premiere at HRAFF, the film features an intimate conversation with an exclusively female line-up to tell their stories, and look for solutions to ensuring a more inclusive, diverse future.

Film

A Better Man – Canberra

A Better Man takes on the issue of violence against women from an alternate perspective. The film follows Attiya, who sitting with the man who abused her on a daily basis two decades earlier. Together they talk through their violent relationship.

Art | Exhibition

Daydreamer Wolf – Abbotsford Convent

The life of a Hazara person is often dangerous – but how is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience?

Art | Exhibition

Daydreamer Wolf – Chapter House Lane

How is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience? In this cross-disciplinary exhibition, artist and award-winning poet Elyas Alavi documents his experiences through personal, playful and mythological lenses. Evoking issues of identity, memory, migration and displacement, he offers a deeper understanding of his trials as a Hazara refugee, artist and More…

Art | Exhibition

Caliban

Featured Artists: By the Edge Ensemble | Directed by Penny Harpham | Written by Georgia Symons Caliban explores the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines, and brings to the main stage powerful, young, diverse voices from Melbourne’s west, that urgently need to be heard. There will be nine More…

Art | Exhibition

Shot on the Road: Photos from the Eyeball End

Shot on the Road is a series of intimate, yet confronting photographs that Ali MC took while on travelling around Rwanda, Burundi, Lebanon, Ethiopia & Burma.

Art | Exhibition

Baga-K Gaabi Brunga Biik – (Symbols in Sand)| Benim: Cloaked Stories

The Koorie Heritage Trust presents two exhibitions featuring artists Cassie Leatham and Kelly Koumalatsos.

Art | Exhibition

Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant

Known as the man who lead India to Independence, the ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ exhibition that showcases his life while living in South Africa.

Art | Arts Program

ДОНБАСС (Donbas): Photography from Ukraine’s War-Torn East

With the increasing risk of daily artillery shelling and sporadic combat, Wilson’s exhibition highlights the war’s impact on the Ukrainian population.

Art | Arts Program

Les Voyageurs

Les Voyageurs presents Paul Handley’s new installation that challenges notions of displacement and mass migration.

Art | Exhibition

The Canoe Project: Stories From the Collection

This collection display brings together objects from the Koorie Heritage Trust collection and Victorian Aboriginal community members.

Art | Arts Program

Inherent in All

Featured Artists: Mahla Karimain, UB Lee, Hamed Rayat, Julius Bright Sackey, Helen Sheferaw and Amos Wainggai Inherent In All offers a bold visual discussion that reflects on their individual experiences of what can be carried and what cannot be left behind. This exhibition of etching and woodblock prints shares the artists’ common experience of relocation. More…

Art | Exhibition

Bleeding Hearts: Human Rights & Cognitive Dissonance in the “Lucky Country”

In the exhibition Bleeding Hearts Dandenong Ranges resident Eliza Phillips investigates the disparity in Australia between the mythologised nationalist illusion of a ‘fair go’ and the systematic vilification of minority groups and social justice advocates.

Art | Exhibition

Visible

  The Artists Guild Open Circle – VISIBLE Join us for an open circle discussion about diversity in the Arts and the challenges women of colour have getting their work seen. The Artists Guild is facilitating a forum for artists, curators, and the public to participate in sharing ideas, stories and experiences on how to create More…

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