Behrouz Boochani - Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time

From Saturday Morning, 10:40 am on 5 May 2018

Kurdish journalist, poet, filmmaker and refugee Behrouz Boochani has been imprisoned on Manus Island for almost five years. He has created a film entirely on his mobile phone from inside Australia's notorious Lombrum detention centre by uploading short video segments for Dutch-Iranian filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani to edit into a feature-length documentary. The result is Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time, named after the Chauka bird, which is native to Manus, and also the wing in the detention centre where Boochani and others were sent for solitary confinement. Chauka will screen at the Documentary Edge Film Festival.