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International Keynote Speaker
July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+10
Mohamed Al-Daradji, a multi-award Iraqi film director, producer and civil activist will provide first-hand insight into post-2003 Iraq. Kidnapped by militias, detained by the US army and assaulted by Iraqi security force, Mohamed will talk about his films about Iraq and his motivation to leave Europe to risk his life building Iraq’s cinema infrastructure.
This session’s MC is Osamah Sami, the award-winning Australian actor, writer and stand-up comedian of Iraqi origin. The program will also include short music, singing performances, and More!
Visit http://www.iraqiculturalfestival.com.au for more information
The 2017 Iraqi Cultural Festival is supported by the Australian Government through the Council of Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and funding for the festival has been provided by the NSW Government through Multicultural NSW.