Deathscapes, the ARC-funded research project headed by Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese, has launched Call to Account, a short film which was produced in the lead-up to Human Rights Week in 2015 and focuses on people from various walks of life calling the Australian Government to account for perpetrating human rights violations against asylum seekers and refugees.
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Tura New Music will be hosting a screening of No Encore as part of their Special Events 2016 series. The screening will also mark a farewell to Cat Hope who was recently appointed the Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University in Melbourne.
The screening will be held at the State Library of WA Theatre, on 7pm Thursday 22 December. Entry is free and there are no reservations/pre-sales. Find all the relevant info here.
I’ll be presenting a preview screening of my feature film This Used to Be Here at this year’s Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy conference. It will be held at RMIT University and will be a “two-day event that will focus on the developing field of filmmaking as a form of academic research.”
All the information can be found here.
In conjunction with Human Rights Commissioner Professor Gillian Triggs's visit to Curtin University, there will be an advance screening of Call to Account, a documentary on human rights and the Pacific Solution.
Here is the blurb:
During International Human Rights Week in December 2015, Researchers Against Pacific Black Sites convened a series of public events in which members of the community came together to call the Australian government to account for its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and its failure to uphold the human rights conventions to which Australia has committed itself under international law.
The Calls to Account were held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and featured readers from all walks of life, including activists, artists and academics. (See http://researchersagainstpacificblacksites.org/index.php/2015/12/18/rapbs-call-to- account-2015/)
These Calls to Account have now been gathered into a moving and powerful documentary. To coincide with the Human Rights Film Festival a number of pop-up screenings will be held throughout May, beginning with a screening at Curtin University on May 12 at which Human Rights Commissioner Professor Gillian Triggs will be present.
The calls to account were organised by Janet Galbraith (Melbourne), Suvendrini Perera (Perth) and Joseph Pugliese (Sydney). The film was supervised by documentary filmmaker Steve Thomas; I filmed the Perth segment.
The screening will take place at 3pm Thursday 12 May, Curtin University (Building 402 Room 220). Professor Triggs will present the inaugural Curtin University Human Rights Lecture later that evening, at 6.15pm in the Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre.