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The Oudmaker of Narooma

As part of the Untold Eurobodalla exhibition and public programs, The Bend and Sip cafe/bar at 98A Campbell St, Narooma will be presenting the first public screening of The Oudmaker of Narooma.

This 10-minute documentary tells the story of migrant luthier Faouzi Saouli, originally from Morocco, and his quest to create his ancient musical instruments in a new land and culture with new Australian wood.

Faouzi also features in the Untold Eurobodalla exhibition and Lee Grant, one of the exhibition artists, worked on the film.

Come and enjoy an afternoon with the film's star, the filmmakers and the artists of Untold Eurobodalla who will be in conversation after the screening.

Lee Grant and Amadis Lacheta ask in their exhibition Untold Eurobodalla "What makes where we live special, and why have people chosen to settle here? What creates culture in a place and how does our community contribute to and celebrate that unique culture?

Robust regional communities are diverse, creative and responsive to change. The people living in them are multi-faceted and often have numerous talents and means of expressing those gifts that make them interesting on a personal and collective level.

Untold Eurobodalla takes a lateral approach to examining the multitude of ways that local residents contribute to the place they call home and shares their distinctive stories through photography, film and the written word.

At a time of significant challenge for many people in the aftermath of the bushfires, and with the ongoing renegotiation of life due to COVID-19, reminding ourselves of what really matters, cherishing what we have and building on our strengths are vital pathways to the future.

The Untold Eurobodalla website will launch in Feb 2021. Visit https://www.untoldeurobodalla.net.au/

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