Supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, Bukjeh was performed at the Courtyard of the Immigration Museum, Melbourne on 20 & 21 January 2018.
Bukjeh is a virtual swag of real and intimate stories by people who have been forced to leave our homes, created in response to children’s questions about refugees. In Arabic, bukjeh describes the small pack of belongings carried by travellers and refugees. By sharing a view into our suitcases, sacks, and pockets, we are sharing our feelings, memories, and experiences of home—and of having to leave it.
Our stories define us and make us unique. The testimonies of those displaced in this ever-changing world are worth documenting and sharing with this and future generations. More information on Bukjeh here.
Concept and photography by Aseel Tayah