Boundless Plains


Commissioned in 2012 and authored by Moustafa Fahour, Boundless Plains is a journey of four Muslim men who wanted to learn firsthand about Australian Muslim history. The project produced a photography book of the journey, tracing the Australian Muslim history as well as a children’s book and a short film that has been sold and distributed to over 5 different countries. All proceeds go to the IMA.

“City boys at heart, they have no idea what they will learn or what awaits them, as they cross the vast Australian continent on the journey of a lifetime. ‘The Expedition Team’, as they light-heartedly dubbed themselves, cover 20,000 gruelling kilometres as they travel by four wheel drive, charter plane, flood boat and on foot. This beautiful collection of photographs and essays provide a visual history into the world of Australian Muslims set against the unique beauty of the Australian landscape. The film is a 30 minute Documentary featuring a song from the famous Yusuf Islam (Cat Steven’s). We may silently applaud the courage and resilience of the early generation of Muslims who contributed so much to Australia’s.

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