Title

The last refuge: food stories from Myanmar to Coffs Harbour

Document Type

Creative work

Publication details

Hughes, M 2018, The last refuge: food stories from Myanmar to Coffs Harbour , video recording.

Available on Open Access

Abstract

More than 300 people from Myanmar have settled in the regional town of Coffs Harbour, Australia. Some of these settlers have spent more than 20 years in refugee camps. They have fled their homeland with little more than their memories and their stories. But these memories allow their traditions to continue. And food can play an important role in reproducing this cultural identity. This film was completed as part of Doctor of Philosophy research in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. The Last Refuge has screened at numerous ethnographic film festivals in Europe, North America and Central America, and was part of the Colourfest Film Festival to celebrate Harmony Day in Australia in 2016.

Additional information

This film was completed as part of Doctor of Philosophy research in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. The full film (25 minutes) has screened in film festivals in Australia, Europe and North America.

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