Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014 Films: At a Distance

At a Distance by Baqir Rezaie
Australia (World Premiere)
Running Time: 7 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday Sept 6th 12:45pm

Abiha is 7. She lives on the outskirts of Quetta in Pakistan. Her father has fled to Australia and she misses him terribly. Her home has been bombed and so the family have retreated to the back rooms of the house. Abiha's mother supports her children as a schoolteacher while waiting in hope that her husband's visa is processed in Australia, and the family might reunite one day. 

Abiha's life in this dangerous Hazara community is tumultuous, but Abiha continues to smile - and anyway she wants to be an artist one day.

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