Main Program | Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian: No Friend But the Mountains

26 Oct 2019 09:00 - 10:00
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Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

Behrouz Boochani fled Iran in 2013, seeking asylum in Australia, and has been detained on Manus Island ever since. He wrote the award-winning No Friend But the Mountains via WhatsApp, which was translated from the Farsi by Omid Tofighian. They share insights into the global refugee crisis, their unique relationship, and how WhatsApp can change the world. Behrouz will appear via live stream.

Behrouz Boochani meninggalkan Iran pada 2013, mencari suaka di Australia, dan telah ditahan di Pulau Manus sejak saat itu. Ia menulis buku pemenang peghargaan berjudul No Friend But the Mountains melalui WhatsApp, yang diterjemahkan dari bahasa Farsi oleh Omid Tofighian. Mereka berbagi wawasan tentang krisis pengungsi global, hubungan mereka yang unik, dan bagaimana WhatsApp dapat mengubah dunia. Behrouz akan muncul melalui live stream.


Kirsti Melville

Kirsti Melville is an award-winning documentary producer for Earshot on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National. When she’s not busy telling other people’s stories, you’ll find her curled up reading them. …

Omid Tofighian

Omid Tofighian is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New …

Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani holds a Masters degree in political geography and geopolitics. He is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, scholar, cultural advocate, writer and filmmaker; and a political prisoner incarcerated by the Australian …

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