Sinem Saban

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Sinem Saban

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First Name

Sinem

Surname or Business Name

Saban

Years Affiliated

2016

Birthplace

Australia

Occupation

Film writer and producer

Biographical Text

Sinem Saban’s (Australia) unyielding interest in traditional Aboriginal culture led her to N E Arnhem Land where she was adopted into her Yolngu family at Yirrkala, who have been a strong part of her life. In 2003, she co-wrote, directed, produced and edited the first feature length film to be made in an Australian school. In 2004, she was invited to join musician Michael Franti on a journey to the Middle East to film and document the human cost of war for his film I Know I’m Not Alone (2005). Her experience in Baghdad, Palestine, and Israel reinforced her passion for social justice. Upon returning to Australia, she made the decision to return to N E Arnhem Land, to teach in community schools and follow her passion for advocating indigenous rights.

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Citation

“Sinem Saban,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4278.