Protest & Persist: Behind the Wire

Through a selection of live readings and short films, hear from people who have been held in immigration detention. These stories are from They Cannot Take the Sky, an award-winning book and exhibition of first-person stories about life in Australian immigration detention, including Manus Island and Nauru.”

Presented in partnership with Right Now

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Anna Krien

Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, and...

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Michael Green

Michael Green is a journalist in Melbourne, and the co-editor of the book, They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention published in...

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Aran Mylvaganam

Aran Mylvaganam is a volunteer with Behind the Wire and one of the narrators of They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention. He...

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John Gulzari

John Gulzari came to Australia in 1999 as a refugee, and now advocates on behalf of the community through his enthusiasm, determination and...

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Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is a novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate. He has conducted writing workshops throughout Australia, and worked...

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25 August – 3 September