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Enough: International students are 'changing the story'

Rahul is fighting the system he also has to survive in

Meet Rahul Prasad, an international student in Sydney who was exploited, overworked and denied fundamental rights during the testing times of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

But Rahul persevered and fought back. 

Now, he wants to help other international students get access to their rightful claims and protect the community he cares deeply about. 

Co-writer and director Arman Merchant brings you this story as a part of our 'Coping with Covid' series. 

Watch now and tell us what you think.

‘Coping with COVID' is a multimedia series funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. Through this project, we aim to highlight the mental, physical, social and financial recovery of South Asians in Australia post-lockdowns. Follow the hashtag #CopingWithCovid below for more.

About the author

Arman Merchant is an award-winning cinematographer based in Sydney, Australia. She is also an integral part and Committee member of the Sydney Women's International Film Festival 2021 and 2022. Instagram: @armanmerchantdp



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