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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

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'Dhūwã̄' (still), 2021, video projection, 4:3, two-channel sound, 4.45 mins, scent.

Cinematography: Audrey Lam
Editing: Benjamin Leadbetter
Sound design: Isha Ram Das
Performer: Ruhiyah Ali
Sound recordings: Isha Ram Das & Lawrence English
Colour grading: Jeremy Virag

This project was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Notes: ‘Dhūwã̄’ is a Bhojpuri word for smoke, one of the terms used by indentured labourers in Natal (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa). The scent is burnt sugar cane (sweet, acrid, smokey).