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In Conversation with Barat Ali Batoor for Refugee Week

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Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

182 St Georges Rd

North Fitzroy, VIC 3068

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We have invited international photographer, refugee week ambassador and asylum seeker Barat Ali Batoor to Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library to speak during Refugee Week on Wednesday the 21st of June at 7pm.

Barat Ali Batoor was born in 1983, in a family that was driven out of Afghanistan during civil war when most of his people were massacred. He returned to his ancestral country for the first time after September 11, 2001, when the Taliban regime was still in Kandahar, despite the United States-led campaign to oust them. After visiting the devastation and destruction of 23 years of war, Batoor decided to work for his country and to draw the world's attention to the plight of the Afghani people the problems facing the country. He chose photography as his medium of expression.

Barat Ali Batoor will share his personal experiences as an asylum seeker and reveal how photography has provided a powerful medium to voice the plight of people persecuted in their countries of origin. After a forty-five minute talk with slides of the artist’s work the audience will be invited to participate in a fifteen minute Q&A.

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