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Celebrate Refugee Week with Farhad Bandesh

Farhad Bandesh has had a long journey from fleeing his homeland, Kurdistan, to seeking safety in Australia. He and many others endured a perilous sea journey.

He was then imprisoned on Christmas Island, Manus Island and in Melbourne for nearly 8 years. Since being released he has become the inspiration for, and a part of Bandesh Wine & Spirits, a local Merri-bek business founded by local Jenell Quinsee.

Hear Farhad share his story, music, and art and find out about the exciting new venture, Bandesh Wine & Spirits - as well as making decadent products, the enterprise aims to raise awareness about human rights and social issues, and look forward to sharing stories of resistance and humanity and toasting to it all....'

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Merri-bek Libraries
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