In 1999 Hussain Sadiqi fled the remote mountains of central Afghanistan as the Taliban stepped up their violent persecution of the Hazara people. This was to be the start of Hussain’s epic 20,000km journey to Australia. 10 years later, this self confessed ‘nomad’ is about to give up his new life in his new country to pursue a life long dream - a dream that was born over 20 years ago, when a young Hussain first saw a torn and battered picture of his life long hero, Bruce Lee.

*Official Selections*
Autumn Human Rights Film Festival, Afghanistan, October 2011
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, US, January 2012
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, US, Feburary 2012
Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia, March 2012
West End Film Festival, Australia, March 2012
Dungog Film Festival, Australia, June 2012
Prescott Film Festival, US, August 2012
Inland NSW Film Festival, Australia, September 2012
Canberra Short Film Festival, Australia, September 2012
Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, US, September 2012
Blue Mountains Film Festival, Australia, October 2012
Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Australia, October 2012
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia, May 2013
Madrid International Film Festival, Spain, June, 2013

*Awards*
Audience Award – Best Film, 2012 West End Film Festival

*Nominations*
Best Film, Best Director, Best Sound Design – Canberra Short Film Festival
Best Film – Blue Mountains Film Festival
Best Short Documentary – Madrid International Film Festival
Best Director/ Short Documentary – Madrid International Film Festival

*Credits*
Director: Gavain Browne
Producer: Alex Barnes, Gavain Browne
Executive Producer: John Cavallaro
Cinematography: Jason Hargreaves ACS / Jared Bazley
Editor: Derryn Watts
Composer: Ryan Walsh @ SST Workshop
Sound Design: Justin Harrison
Sound Mix and Design: Regatta Studios
Colourist: Tristan La Fontaine
Online Editor: Derryn Watts

Produced by Silver Screen Pictures and Lume Creative

The Art of Fighting Facebook film page: facebook.com/theartoffighting

For more details please contact:
Alex Barnes | Producer
+61 (0)434 029 590
alex@silverscreenpictures.com.au
silverscreenpictures.com.au

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