06-11-2022, 12:00 h.
Language: VOSE / VOSC
A documentary told through the eyes of a teenage girl and her refugee family in search of resettlement. Shot over 7 years, the origin is a love story, but also the story of a persecution. Zahra and her family are refugees in search of a new home. Her parents, both orphans in Afghanistan, fled to Iran, unwilling to give up the love that united them, and of which Zahra and her two sisters were the fruit. However, they are all victims of harassment and brutality towards Afghan refugees. The children are not allowed to go to school and the family is in constant fear of being deported back to their country of origin.
Initially an actress and acting teacher, Robyn Hughan has studied at Lee Strasberg, UCLA, the National Film & Television School (London), and AFTRS in Melbourne. For many years she has worked closely with refugee and human rights stories. In 2001 she was assistant producer and researcher for Film Victoria on Tales from A Suitcase: The Afghan Experience, for SBS, and for the documentary Living in Limbo, which explores the plight of children in detention. Her more independent films include Crimes of the Heart, A Nun’s New Habit, and Moo-ving Cows & Fillipino Brides. In 2015, Robyn received an award from the Australian Hazara Women’s Friendship Network.