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.