I Do…But

I Do…But.

Directed by Claudia Chidiac and Cicily Ponnor.

We are in an era of opposites and fear. On one hand federal policies and newspeak promote ideologies of cultural harmony,
and a happier, safer and more tolerant world. But on the streets of “multicultural” Australia, many people go about their insulated lives in segregated communities because of the fear and hype surrounding “other” communities.

The 2006 performance I Do…But aimed to educate the community about two non mainstream cultures and to celebrate their differences as much as their similarities.  I Do…But was a production that delved into national identity politics, the shifting definitions of “us” from “them” in contemporary Australian society.

'I Do... But' Publicity Photos - Arabic