A multimedia about a young man of Hazara origin, from a province in Pakistan on the border of Afghanistan. This is a tender and honest story which shows the often unseen side of being an international student and asylum seeker In Australia.
Psychologists say that for generations following an atrocity a collective memory of the inflicted torture remains. Persecuted peoples can feel the suffering for three or four generations after the event. This is said of families of holocaust victims and remains true for the Hazara people of Afghanistan.
The Hazara have Asiatic features and live in the centre of Afghanistan. They are said to be direct descendents of Genghis Khan. Since the Soviet invasion, they have suffered at the hands of the Pashtun Taliban and many have been killed or exiled from the region.
An important story which encourages us to empathise with another person’s suffering and thereby hold onto our humanity in a political climate where the personal is often forgotten.
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