Farda (Tomorrow) Association (FTA) presents the second Ghan International Film Festival in Australia (GIFFA).

Following on from the success of the first Ghan International Film Festival Australia in 2016, this year’s GIFFA 2017 will present a festival of original films from Afghanistan and Syria and around the world.

The primary aim of FTA is to support the underprivileged or homeless young children caught up in war torn countries. FARDA works to provide education, food, and shelter for the street children and to alleviate the suffering of their destitute parents.These children are especially prone physical and sexual abuse. We believe that our communities, people here and the general public would be willing to participate in the festival and contribute to making a real difference in the lives of these children.

GIFFA also aims to bring together people from mainstream and culturally and linguistically diverse [CALD] backgrounds to explore The Festival runs over two evenings – 13 and 14 October, 2017 and features independent, artistically ambitious short films. These extraordinary films challenge stereotypically negative views of Afghans, who continue to make high-quality films even as they struggle to survive, as well as explore the problems facing marginalised women and children in Afghanistan and indeed around the world. GIFFA also reflects the long-standing relationship between Australians and the Afghans who first arrived here in the 1860s and enriched the local culture with their music,

GIFFA also reflects the long-standing relationship between Australians and the Afghans who first arrived here in the 1860s (Afghan Cameleers) and enriched the local culture with their music, dance and cuisine. We hope you can join us to celebrate this very special film event and sample our Afghan saffron tea.

Address: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide 5000. in the vibrant West End of the CBD. Tickets

 

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