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Documentary
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14
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Hayat follows the lives of Rahma, an Eritrean migrant, and her four young children living together in a small unit in Melbourne's inner suburbs. As Rahma navigates her personal difficulties and feelings of disconnect, she encourages her children to maintain a strong sense of their own faith and culture as a means of embracing Western society. Set during the backdrop of Ramadan, Hayat subtly challenges widely misconceived sentiments towards refugees and Muslims by depicting the intricacies of the Australian-African migrant experience and intimately exploring the tender and mundane moments of everyday life.

Director
Rendah Haj
Writer
Rendah Haj, Maudie Osborne
Producer
Maudie Osborne, Rendah Haj
Lead Cast
Rahma - Mother, Hayat - Eldest Daughter, Mohammed - Eldest Son, Ibrahim - Youngest Son, Sara - Youngest Daughter
Cinematographer
Gabriel Francis
Costume Design
Production Designer
Hair & Makeup
Editor
Georgina Taylor
Colourist
Ka-Yin Kwok
Sound Designer
The Backlot Studios
Composer
Mark D'Angelo
Sound Mixer
The Backlot Studios
Visual Effects
Animator
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