6.00pm / Introduction by Professor Alison Levine (University of Virginia) and Emeritus Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po, Paris). 6.15pm / Screening of Between Fences 2016 (85 mins) 7.40pm / Discussion between Professor Levine and Emeritus Professor Wihtol de Wenden with audience questions.
Between Fences 2016 follows African asylum seekers held in the Negev Refugee Centre in Israel. Through a theatre workshop, the participants question the status of refugees, and ask what has compelled them to leave everything behind and plunge into the unknown.
The film will be followed by a discussion between Professor Alison Levine (University of Virginia) and Emeritus Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po, Paris) about the representation of refugees and asylum seekers in documentary film.
Held in conjunction with ‘Crossing Boundaries: Language, Culture and Migration Symposium’, School of Languages and Cultures University of Queensland. Co-funded by the French Embassy and Alliance Française as part of the 'French Australian Conversations' initiative.
Between Fences is classified as Ages 18+. This event is free, with no bookings required.