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Sandra Sarala is a singing poet, journalist, editor, actor, book maker, event organiser, and permaculturist. Since leaving New Zealand in 1997 she has lived and worked in South Korea, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. She's been based in Berlin since spring 2002.
Over the past two decades, Sandra Sarala has attended Anzac Day ceremonies in Wellington, Berlin, Moscow and at Gallipoli itself. She reflects on the meaning of our war memorial day as the terrorist threat grows in Europe and Turkey slides towards dictatorship.