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Members Exclusive: Searching for Sanctuary Tour with Barat Ali Batoor

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Date
27 June 2024, 11:00am11:45am
11 July 2024, 2:00pm2:45pm
CostFree
Bookings Bookings required
Location Swanston Street Welcome Zone

Join documentary photographer Barat Ali Batoor and learn about his remarkable story found at the centre of the Library’s latest exhibition, Searching for Sanctuary: A journey of survival by Barat Ali Batoor.

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About Searching for Sanctuary: A journey of survival by Barat Ali Batoor

Experience the untold story of an asylum seeker overcoming unthinkable odds.

Double Walkley Award winning documentary photographer Barat Ali Batoor takes us beyond the headlines to reveal his personal journey as a Hazara asylum seeker.

After publishing a piece in The Washington Post exposing child exploitation in his homeland of Afghanistan, Batoor became the target of death threats. Forced to flee his country, he began a perilous life in exile – but he never stopped taking photos.

From Pakistan and Thailand to Indonesia and Australia, Batoor spent one year enduring the impossible while capturing the untold stories of what it means to be an asylum seeker. Witness Batoor’s poignant, life-affirming documentation of searching for sanctuary.

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