1. Fatima. I am driving now

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    By Lois Krake Fatima felt the full brunt of Hussein's regime when her husband was thrown in jail twice for no reason. After the second time, he decided to flee and came to Australia where he ended up in detention - a trip he never would have undertaken had he known the dangers. To join him, Fatima had to get permission from her husband, something that was impossible with him already in Australia. She ended up getting a fake husband who gave her permission to travel, and fled Iraq for Syria, arriving in Australia three long years after her husband had left. She arrived with nothing. Having to depend on others for housing and second-hand furniture was distressing, but within twelve months Fatima had learnt to drive a car and had discovered freedoms as a woman unknown in Iraq. She found work as a teacher's aide, interpreter, and finally, as a multicultural worker where she now helps other new arrivals and acts as a community leader. Her family, which now includes her youngest "Aussie" daughter Nooran, finds themselves changed and belonging as much to Australian society as they did to Iraqi life. About the community contributors Lois Krake is a passionate photographer and member of the Shepparton Camera Club. It was here that she first found out about ABC Open when she participated in One on One: Change, creating a story about a local farmer turned politician. Lois has enjoyed getting to know Fatima and hopes that her story will help develop understanding of what it is like to be a Muslim refugee. Lois agrees with Fatima; we are all the same no matter what our religion or colour of skin.

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    • Derrick. Three lives

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      By Coen Wilson and John Head Derrick divides his life into three phases. The first, his life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was thrown into turmoil when he was accused of supporting the wrong regime, arrested and tortured. After learning of more attacks planned for him, he fled to Malawi with his family and started his second life - that of a refugee. Derrick was frustrated with the unfulfilling and aid dependent life in the camp. He wrote hundreds of letters to the UNHCR requesting assistance to relocate his family to a safe country and was eventually accepted to emigrate to Shepparton. With this began his third life. Initially worried about being accepted, he has rapidly settled into the community and now celebrates his roots through involvement with the Congolese Traditional Dance Troup. About the community contributors This is John Head's first project with ABC Open. The project was pitched to him in his capacity as Artistic Director of the Shepparton Festival and, never one to do things by halves, he approved its inclusion in the Festival and decided to get involved. He first met Derrick when his wife volunteered as an integration aide, helping to settle Derrick's family in Shepparton. John interviewed and edited Derrick's story and left the photography to Coen. Coen moved to Shepparton six months ago. He joined 'Word and Mouth' youth group and quickly became involved in the 'Now and Then' project. Coen is keen to expand his photography skills in this project and is enjoying getting to know some of Shepparton's other new arrivals.

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      • Adam. Africa is crying

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        By Bruce Cumming After fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the war in 1996, Adam ended up at a refugee camp with 60,000 people. With almost half the refugees under the age of 18 and no schools, Adam realised that something needed to be done to help the youth. He helped set up the first school in the refugee camp holding classes on the ground. Nine years later he came to Australia. When he arrived in Shepparton, Adam became an integration aide at Notre Dame College. Wanting to resume his teaching career, he upgraded to Australian standards at La Trobe University and has recently become a fully qualified teacher, continuing a passion for education that runs through his family. A painting titled 'Africa is crying' hangs in his living room, a stark reminder of his life back in Africa. About the community contributor Bruce has been playing with audio and photos for years. A keen photographer, musician and general 'Yeah, I'll give it a go' kind of guy, he slipped into ABC Open without any hassles. Having met Adam at a leadership course and becoming good friends, he knew it was the story he wanted to tell for this project.

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        • Demo Part 1: Documentary Footage

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          Location 1: East Jerusalem, West Bank Location 2: New Orleans, LA Shooter: Fred Lowe Compiler: Fred Lowe

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          • Darfur United: Last Penalty Kicks in the Sand

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            Darfur United team members spend an afternoon in refugee camp Djabal scrimmaging and practicing their penalty kicks. Soon they depart for the capital of Chad and then on to the Viva World Cup! Find out more about their journey at www.darfurunited.com

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            • Darfuri English Class Uses the Human Rights Library

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              Rahma takes the R2E Human Rights Mobile Library to a English class in Camp Djabal. Learn more about the program at www.iactivism.org/r2e

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              • Kakuma Camp - Thank You

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                • Darfur United continues to train for the Viva World Cup

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                  20 Darfuri players continue to train in a refugee camp in Eastern Chad for the Viva World Cup in Iraqi Kurdistan this coming June 2012. To meet the individual players and help sponsor one of their journey's to the Cup, visit: http://darfurunited.com/team/

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                  • UNHCR Advert

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                    One of a series of documentary pieces about the work the UN are doing in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. Produced in 2011, shot on Canon 5D/7D. Director, Ivo Belohoubek DOP, Edward Henderson.

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                    • UNHCR Suad's Story

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                      One of a series of documentary pieces about the work the UN are doing in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. Produced in 2011, shot on Canon 5D/7D. Director, Ivo Belohoubek DOP, Edward Henderson.

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