Symphony Of Strange Waters by Saba Vasefi


Symphony of Strange Waters by Saba Vasefi

Saba Vasefi is a human rights activist and documentary filmmaker. Her film Symphony of Strange Waters deals with the important issues of the refugee experience, and the death penalty as it applies to children in Iran.

“Symphony of Strange Waters” is a poetic and metaphoric film which deals with the experience of an Iranian child refugee arriving in Australia, a country where “even the taste of the water was unfamiliar to me”, and where her inability to speak English left her feeling isolated and unheard. The film is visually breathtaking, with the first half sub-titled and shot underwater, allowing the audience to experience the sense of exile and voicelessness of the young refugee before she discovers— on taking her cello to school one day—that when she plays “People stopped, and started to listen”.

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