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Daz Chandler

Daz Chandler is an award-winning interdisciplinary storyteller, creating work traversing words, performance, experiential events, sound, video and new technologies. She has a background in human rights and advocacy building using documentary filmmaking and radio as principal mediums.

A decade ago, she founded Radio Lajee, a podcasting and video-making project for youth living inside refugee camps in the Palestinian Territories and has worked as a director/producer/shooter on several screen-based projects including the award-winning Shireen of al-Walaja, Unstill Lives and Amand(l)a (in post-production).

She has presented and produced radio, television and AIMIA award winning multi-platform projects for the ABC, and helped curate artistic events across Australia. In May last year, Daz was one of five storytellers to be asked to perform at London’s Union Chapel as part of The Moth’s prestigious main-stage event. Her multimedia work has been presented at festivals and galleries in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the US, the UK, Iran, Turkey, Palestine, Brazil and throughout Central America.

Today Daz’s main interest lies in subject matter that flirts with the surreal and unknown, or challenges preconceived sociocultural or political notions to create instances of engagement, or points of connection between unlikely parties.

  1. Daz Chandler