Stop the Boats
1 x 80´ & 52'
This is a story of indefinite detention and torture, told by the asylum seekers held on the islands of Nauru and Manus. Secretly filmed by detainees, and smuggled out a few shots at a time, it is set against interviews with former detention centre workers, and refugees onshore. The main protagonist is Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani, who fled the Iranian regime, and has used his writing to cope with the horror of exile. His book ‘No Friend but the Mountains’, won him Australia’s largest literary award, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature.