Áshená, Bear Witness To Me Empathy In Film, Poetry And Art: Identity Building In First And Second Generation Iranian-Australian And Bahá’í Community

Elham Eshraghian

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

The research explores aesthetic devices such as film-poems, open image and moving painting to evoke empathy in the viewer, focusing on the case study of the Bahá'í community and the emotional impacts of displacement following the 1979 Revolution. The thesis seeks to uncover how the concept of home is ever evolving, and urges a reconsideration of roots, reformation, and hybridization of identity. The second generation immigrant, acts as a 'bridge' between the first generation refugees and the host country. Through a collaborative practise, Áshena, Bear Witness to Me invites the viewer to reflect on their own position within these inquiries.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Zurr, Ionat, Supervisor
  • Jorgensen, Darren, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date3 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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