Australian Art

UNSAFE HAVEN: HAZARAS IN AFGHANISTAN

Abdul Karim Hekmat, Strength W
Abdul Karim Hekmat, Strength W

12-Apr-2012 - 9-Apr-2012

VENUE: RMIT Gallery


Former refugee Abdul Karim Hekmat’s photos of the Hazara people in Afghanistan provides an insight into the plight of the Hazara and challenges the view that Afghan asylum seekers are no longer in need of protection.


Former refugee Abdul Karim Hekmat’s photos of the Hazara people in Afghanistan provides an insight into the plight of the Hazara and challenges the view that Afghan asylum seekers are no longer in need of protection. Public Programs at RMIT Gallery. Free events. Bookings essential: 9925 1717 Thurs 12 April: 12-1 pm: Artists’ talk Ali Baba Awrang, Khadim Ali and Abdul Karim Hekmat Thurs 3 May: 5.30 - 7.00 pm: Panel discussion – Unsafe Haven: Hazaras in Afghanistan Abdul Karim Hekmat: Photographer of Unsafe Haven and freelance writer. Julian Burnside: AO QC. Barrister, author, human rights and refugee advocate. David Manne, Executive Director, Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre. Dr Anne McNevin: RMIT Research Fellow. Author, Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and the New Frontiers of the Political. Najaf Mazari: Afghani refugee, author: The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Shari;The Honey Thief Thurs 24 May: 5.30-7 pm Art After Work film screening The Kite Runner, 2007, directed by Marc Forster. Daily screenings (11.30-1 pm/ 1.30- 3 pm/ 3.30 – 5 pm) The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan, 2008, directed by Najeeb Mirza

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