MDFF: Batoor/Do Nothing and Do It Well

BATOOR: Afghani photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor won a Walkley Award for the images he captured on his own refugee boat journey. One of Afghanistan’s leading photographers, Batoor first won international acclaim in 2011 for his powerful photo essay exposing one of his country’s darkest secrets – the scandalous and brutal trade in young ‘dancing boys’ used for entertainment and prostitution. But his work made him a target of the Taliban and the powerful warlords who control the evil trade. Forced to flee, he took refuge in the Pakistani city of Quetta. But with the targeted killings of Batoor’s own Hazara community on the rise in the city, he again became a target of assassins. With imminent death threats against him, Batoor was forced to flee along an asylum seeker route taken by thousands before him. ‘Batoor: A Refugee Journey’ tells the harrowing story of one person’s struggle to find freedom and safety while also probing moral issues around human displacement, people smuggling and migration policy.

DO NOTHING AND DO IT WELL: The true story of Melbourne’s radical Chinese cabinetmakers whose militant union defied racial stereotypes and struck fear into the White Australian establishment.

Restricted to persons aged 18+.

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Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 137
Language
Closed Caption CNMN CINEMA FIASCO First Nations Acknowledgement