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
Supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, Bukjeh was first performed at the Courtyard of the Immigration Museum, Melbourne on 20 & 21 January 2018.
Sasha was also a part of subsequent performances of Bukjeh at the book and exhibition launch of “They Cannot Take The Sky: Stories from Detention” hosted by Hume City Council and World Refugee Week 2018 #RoofOverMyHead event by Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Bukjeh is available for touring. Please get in touch for more information.