Festival Program


Ownership of Our Narrative

Fri 31 Aug, 1pm
ACMI The Cube

Journalist and filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe is joined by special guests to discuss the discourse around diversity and real inclusion beyond tokenism.

This session is free, no bookings are required.

Supported by Afro Hub


1 hour

Session code





Session Artists

Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She spent nearly a decade working for SBS World News. Last year, she presented a one-off documentary for SBS, Date My Race. Her latest film, Black As Me, explores the perception of beauty and race in Australia. She writes regularly for The Saturday Paper.

Rafeif Ismail is the winner of the 2017 Deborah Cass Prize for Writing. Her work has been published by Margaret River Press, Fremantle Press, Mascara Literary Review and Djed Press.

From Somalia’s war-tone Mogadishu, to the world’s most liveable city Melbourne, to opening her backyard as a community garden and a healing space for women, to becoming an author of A Resilient Life, to inspiring one million women to unlock their potential, Issa passionately believes all we need to overcome adversity is the stretch of the imagination.

Khalid Warsame is a writer, photographer, and arts-worker. He lives in Melbourne.

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