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Village Festival celebrates the strange

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.

Seeking Sanctuary: Village Festival celebrates the strange

As part of our Seeking Sanctuary video series, went to The Village Festival in Melbourne's Edinburgh Gardens, where quirky artists and performers can celebrate the weird and wonderful. http://www.thecitizen.org.au/media/village-festival-celebrates-strange

Posted by The Citizen on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Video by Bess Maria Zewdie

Each year, The Village Festival hits Melbourne’s Edinburgh Gardens for a unique event that bills itself as “part old-school circus, part village carnival, and part edgy arts festival”.

But, as Bess Maria Zewdie found out, it’s also a safe space for people to express themselves.

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