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Friends, family and everyday life

There’s a lot of conflict in the world at the moment. And historically when that happens we get a bit afraid; we put up the walls and draw bigger distinctions between us and them.

But connecting with other cultures - even within our own cities - is a great antidote. As we enlarge our world, more of the planet and more of the people on it begin to feel like ‘home’. It reminds us that we are both important and yet insignificant; that despite vastly different circumstances, we live in parallel with seven billion others whose lives are of equal value to our own.
If you're taking a picture of me, I'm going to take one of you. Rwandan schoolboys, Ntenyo.
Kurdish community picnic, Melbourne.
After the chocolate cake.
Holding hands in Ballarat.
Kurdish boy enjoying the music in a Melbourne park.
Family portrait number one. Northern Territory. 
Trying a little Kurdish dancing, Melbourne.
Kurdish men know how to barbeque.
There are boys... and there are girls. Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
The kids in the isolated hills of western Rwanda don't meet many Australians.
A lot of the primary education in Rwanda is in English. A challenge for the teachers.
Family portrait number two. Flinders Ranges.
A young Rwandan girl watches me filming an interview.
Rwandan women observe proceedings at a local tribunal for genocide crimes. Near Gakenke, northern Rwanda.

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