Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish refugee from Ilam, in Iran, who has been imprisoned on Manus Island for over 5 years. He is a journalist, film-maker and author of the newly released and highly acclaimed book No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison. For years, the writings of Behrouz Boochani, along with his film Chauka: Please Tell Us the Time, have been a rare window into the reality of Australia’s brutal refugee policy, bringing attention to the humanity, voices and actions of refugees themselves as they experience and resist their indefinite detention.
Behrouz will be speaking from Manus Island via phone link, about the current situation for refugees there and the release of his book. Copies of No Friend But the Mountains will be available for purchase.