Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Film screening and conversation. Join John Gulzari for a screening of short films, talks and Q&A.
Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, 5:45 pm to 7:30. Free!
Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Sharing stories from They Cannot Take the Sky. Watch a selection of short films from Behind the Wire. Listen to John Gulzari, who’ll speak about his experiences seeking asylum and making a life in Australia.
St Francis Xavier Church Hall, Montmorency, 1:45 for 2 pm start. Free!
Every Tuesday 11 am – 3 pm – Visit the Stories From Detention exhibition on Tuesdays between 11 am and 3 pm and speak directly with some of the people whose stories are featured in the exhibition. This is an opportunity to engage in an open discussion about their experience of being held in immigration detention. You will be able to meet face-to-face, and talk about what their experiences were like in Australia’s mandatory detention centres. It will be an informal conversation, but the volunteer narrator will let you know what they are comfortable talking about.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Michael Green from Behind the Wire (winner of the 2016 Oral History Victoria Innovation Award) will talk about the opportunities and challenges of recording refugee testimony and presenting it in a range of formats (including podcasts, a museum exhibition, a book and a website). This seminar is part of the Making Public Histories series, now in its tenth year and offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – Mary Crooks, executive director of the Victorian Women’s Trust, will talk with André Dao, a co-founder of Behind the Wire, about They Cannot Take the Sky. This urgent and necessary book brings together a collection of first-person narratives from people living inside immigration detention on Manus Island and Nauru.
Thursday March 30, 2017 – Hear directly from Aziz himself (appearing via Skype) at this panel discussion of life on Manus and the making of the podcast. He’ll be joined by Behind the Wire’s Michael Green, psychologist and former Manus Island health worker John Zammit and Guardian correspondent Ben Doherty. The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Join us in the theatrette for a screening of short films specially selected by Behind the Wire to compliment the Stories From Detention exhibition: Chauka, please tell us the time; Nowhere Line; The Phoenix; and Peter. Find out more
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Through audio and video vignettes, several narrators will tell their stories of hope, suffering and resilience. Aran Mylvaganam, Taqi Alizada and Michael Green will then be joined in conversation with journalist Bhakthi Puvanenthiran. The Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood, Melbourne.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Through audio, video and live storytelling, narrators Peter, Lina and Hani Abdile will tell stories of hope, suffering and resilience, followed by a conversation with Hani and Behind the Wire coordinator, Angelica Neville.