Join us in the theatrette for a screening of short films specially selected by Behind the Wire to compliment the Stories from Detention Exhibition.
Length: 20 minutes
A sample from the yet to be release, feature-length documentary made by Behrouz Boochani, (in detention on Manus Island) and Dutch-Iranian director Arash Kamali Sarvestani. This film was shot entirely on a mobile phone from inside the walls of the Manus Island detention centre.
Length: 15 minutes
An award winning animated short film, narrated by two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia's Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre, recounting the dangerous journeys that brought them to the island and their memories of the riot that erupted in 2014.
Length: 23 minutes
Exiled Iranian actor Mr Farid teaches theatre to reluctant asylum seeker teenagers inside an Australian Detention Centre. When the fate of the kids is unknown, he attempts to restore their lives but makes an unexpected discovery of his own.
Length: 12 minutes
Peter was granted refugee status soon after he arrived on Christmas Island by boat. Later, he found out that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) had prevented his release. He is one of over 50 refugees rejected by ASIO between 2010 and 2011, most of whom were Tamils from Sri Lanka. Several of these people remain in detention, indefinitely.