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  • AMES Australia Heartlands 2016 Arts Project Promo

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    The Heartlands 2016 Arts Project focuses on ten young people from refugee backgrounds who use the film medium to tell their stories. Transcending cultural barriers, insights are revealed into the communal nature of humanity.

    As the global number of displaced persons has risen to over 60 million – more than after World War II – the Heartlands project gives young refugees the opportunity to share aspects of their lives with the broader community. Show less
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    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: My Secret Life as Star Boy - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
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      Cha is a Karen singer-songwriter whose homemade pop videos have racked up one million YouTube hits.

      He grew up in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border and came to Australia as a refugee in 2013.
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project:Of Cows and Women - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 82 views
      Ajak is a musician and songwriter from South Sudan who came to Australia as a refugee.

      She sings in Dinka, Arabic and English and has performed around the country including at WOMADelaide in 2016.
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: This Urban Life - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 56 views
      Abdul is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has featured in AMES Australia's Heartlands project in 2013 and 2015.

      He arrived in Australia as a child fleeing from civil war in his former homel...
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Me & My Memories - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 44 views
      Maryam won a national poetry prize just two years after encountering the English language for the first time.

      Maryam and her family fled Iran and arrived in Australia in 2013 when she was eleven-y...
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: The Amazing Story of My Life - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 37 views
      Alnour and her parents have fled both Iran and Syria as refugees.

      At nine-years-old, Alnour is now attending primary school in Melbourne's west and loves maths, reading, cooking and dancing.
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Sea Creatures - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 45 views
      Elnaz is an ethnic Hazara who fled her home in Iran to avoid persecution. For decades the Hazara, an ethnic minority from Afghanistan, have been oppressed, banned from educational opportunities. El...
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Garden of Hope - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 165 views
      Karen former refugee, Eh Hta Dah Shee came to Australia in 2007 and settled in Werribee.

      After volunteering for a number of years, Eh Hta affectionately known as 'Dutchie' received an internship ...
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: King of Happiness - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 51 views
      Mehdi's film shows his daily work life juxtaposed with segments from his video art.

      Originally from Afghanistan, he is an emerging artist and is the driving force behind the Connections Gallery ...
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Round-Ball Dreams - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 87 views
      Sarmad talks about his passion for soccer which has been his saviour since fleeing Iraq at the age of 12.

      He has played soccer professionally in Jordan and settled in Melbourne in 2015.
    • Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: My First Love - Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 208 views
      Mehak was targeted by the Taliban and then later by some sections of the Afghan Government and was forced to flee.

      His film is a quirky tale about his memories of his first computer.
    • HEARTLANDS 2016 : Stories from Refugee Youth - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
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      Ten young people from refugee backgrounds share their stories in a series of compelling and insightful short films that make up this year’s Heartlands refugee arts project, presented by settlement ...
    • AMES Australia Heartlands 2016 Arts Project Promo - Duration: 46 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,435 views
      The Heartlands 2016 Arts Project focuses on ten young people from refugee backgrounds who use the film medium to tell their stories. Transcending cultural barriers, insights are revealed into the c...
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