Legal Humanities Lecture: Behrouz Boochani
From Erin Ciciora
Boochani is a co-director of the 2017 feature-length film Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time; and collaborator on Nazanin Sahamizadeh’s play Manus. His awards for journalism include the Amnesty International Australia 2017 Media Award, the Diaspora Symposium Social Justice Award, the Liberty Victoria 2018 Empty Chair Award, and the Anna Politkovskaya Award.
Boochani was a political prisoner incarcerated by the Australian government in Papua New Guinea for almost seven years before escaping to New Zealand in November 2019. He now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Tofighian is an award-winning lecturer, researcher and community advocate, combining philosophy with interests in citizen media, popular culture, displacement and discrimination. He contributes to community arts and cultural projects and works with refugees, migrants and youth.