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In the year 2018, Abu Hanifa Institute embarked upon filming a documentary about Muslims in Australia. It is about the time when Makassans Muslims sailed to Australia in the 1500s and traded with the Indigenous people of the land forging bonds of friendship, trade and family. The documentary is called "Before 1770".
Feedback part 1
The first documentary screen across Australia. The audience at every cinema screening were deeply touched and happy to share their views in the video below. In attendance was one of the Indigenous leaders of Bawaka.
Part 2 call to action
The narrative is being re-written. We hear of the many stories of Muslims traversing the waters. However, this story is embedded in fact and is a story of family, trade and friendship.
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