Recovering Refugee Narratives

Recovering Refugee Narratives

Webinar Jam
Sydney, NSW 2000
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June 18, 2020 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Australian National Maritime Museum

How are refugee memories expressed through the arts and how are they remembered within diasporas? This talk features four fascinating speakers who will share their individual stories and how they have recovered refugee narratives through music, theatre, writing, visual arts, filmmaking and photography.


  • Dr Joseph Toltz will share 'Hidden testimony: Songs of Jewish Holocaust survivors in Australia'. Joseph is a music researcher and administrator at the University of Sydney. Together with Associate Professor Anna Boucher, Joseph is working on the first published collection of Holocaust songs.
  • Annette Janic is a first generation Australian with parents and an older brother who arrived under the International Refugee Organisation (IRO) from Germany following World War II. Annette was motivated to write her mother's biography, War Child: Survival, betrayal, secrets when it became apparent that with the loss of our post-WWII migrants and refugees, their important stories are being lost with them. 
  • Ali Mousawi is a filmmaker and photojournalist living in Sydney, Australia, originally from Ahwaz, Iran. Ali was the first assistant director for the feature Revawathaye Natamam and cinematographer for the feature Qalamranj both shot in Iran. His documentaries have been screened at the Arab Film Festival Australia, New Delhi Film Festival and Tropfest. 

When: Thursday 18th of June 2020

7:30 - 8:30 pm AEST

7:00 - 8:00 pm SA/NT

5:30 - 6:30 pm WA

Will you come?