On birds and confinement wings

  • Ruth McHugh-Dillon

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Period13 Feb 2017

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleOn birds and confinement wings
    Media name/outletOverland
    DescriptionI explore the powerful act of agency that is Behrouz Boochani's groundbreaking documentary, Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time. The film, shot secretly on a mobile phone and smuggled out of Manus Island, exposes the human rights violations committed by the Australian government against Boochani and his fellow asylum seekers imprisoned in offshore detention. Boochani expands and reorients the Australian view of the men on Manus: not villains, not angels, but people.
    PersonsRuth McHugh-Dillon


  • refugees
  • Manus
  • Behrouz Boochani