About Fadia Abboud

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FADIA ABBOUD is a filmmaker and community worker, combining CCD practices and digital arts. Currently she is working on “Changing Lives” a 6 month project facilitating the creation of digital stories for the web with Arabic speaking youth.

Fadia worked at ICE (Information + Cultural Exchange) at the SWITCH Multimedia Digital Arts Access Centre, where she supported and developed cultural programs using multimedia to empower refugee, migrant and Non-English Speaking Background communities in Western Sydney.

As a filmmaker Fadia has directed a documentary funded by NSW FTO and bought by SBS called “I Remember 1948” - personal stories from Palestinian elders who expelled from their homes and fled for their lives in 1948.

Fadia has also writer and directed a short film “In the Ladies Lounge” based on a photograph of two women dressed in mens suits and fezes taken in a lounge room in Lebanon in 1927. The film won two awards in the 2007 My Queer Career.

As a Video Artists, Fadia’s works have been used for exhibition and performance and are around the themes of gender, sexuality, race, Arab heritage, Australian migrant stories and love. Her most recent work was called “Return To Sender” and exhibited in ‘T’fouh’ at Morri Gallery Sydney and ‘Nafas’ at Espace SD Beirut.

Fadia is one of the founders of CLUB ARAK a queer Arab dance party, and also the co-director of the Sydney Arab Film Festival (http://www.sydneyarabfilmfestival.com).


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