A New Film…

16 09 2009

If you liked We Will Be Remembered For This, check out ‘behind australian doors’! It hasn’t been made yet, but perhaps you can help with that… ūüôā



Welcome to the GetUp! Faithful…

14 07 2008

Hi there,

If you have come to this site via the GetUp! Immigration Detention campaign, we bid you an extra hearty welcome!

I was thrilled to get a call from the folks at GetUp!, asking to use sections of ‘We Will Be Remembered For This’ to frame their latest campaign to bring an end to Australia’s system of mandatory indefinite immigration detention. We are really delighted to be able to assist the efforts of such a groundbreaking and innovative organisation – and for such a good cause!

If you’ve followed this link because you’re interested in finding out more about ‘We Will Be Remembered For This’, you can see the contact and ordering info on a tab above. While you’re here, watch the trailers, check out the FAQs, have a read and a look around.

In spite of the positive murmurs that have come out of the Labor Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship, there is still a very long way to go, and many people are still sitting in detention. One guy I visit has been in detention for almost 9 years. This system is very, very broken, and we must see it fixed!
Do what you can to assist in the GetUp! campaign. Make a submission to the Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into Immigration Detention (you can find all the info you need, terms of reference etc, here). Learn something, write to a detainee, write to a politician, read a book, tell your friends… there are all sorts of things you can do to bring about a slow but steady change in the world around you…

In the meantime, thanks for reading!


Jessie Taylor

co-writer, producer

Welcome to 2008!

7 01 2008

Although the Australian electorate has ushered in a new political era, we hope that ‘We Will Be Remembered For This’ will remain as a testament to the things that were done, the decisions that were made and the ethics that were eroded under the Howard government.¬† The film was made very¬† much with this contingency in mind, and as such it was designed not to become irrelevant on 24 November 2007.¬† The name ‘We Will Be Remembered For This’ was carefully chosen (it’s a cool story, actually), to reflect that future generations of Australians will ask us about this period of history, and will want us to account for it.

You may have noticed that since the election there’s been an outpouring of analysis, dissection, and a huge rush to document the Howard era and all that it represents.¬† The only thing that happened more quickly was the Liberal party’s renunciation of Howard and his policies…!

What a remarkable period of history we’ve just witnessed.¬† Thank you to all of you who have seen the film, bought the DVD, screened it (at your own peril in some audiences, I know!), and been passionate and brave enough to¬† disseminate it.¬† I honestly believe that efforts such as those are what slowly corroded the electorate’s faith in the policies of the former government.

I wish you all a wonderful 2008, as always I encourage you to maintain your voice,  and I hope this year will bring with it brighter and better things for our country!

Very best wishes,


Human Rights Chatter on Triple J

1 12 2007

Jessie Taylor (writer / producer of WWBR) and Evelyn Tadros (co-ordinator of Human Rights Arts & Film Festival) chatted to Megan Spencer of Triple J’s ‘The Hack’ on Thursday 29 November. You can find it here and have a listen!

Pre-election interview with Julian Burnside QC

20 11 2007

A little interview with QC and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC.¬† Jessie Taylor asks Burnside about issues he considers important in the lead-up to the Federal Election 2007, and into the future of Australia…


20 11 2007

Hey there, so the HRAFF screening is coming up!¬† Thursday 29 November, at RMIT Capitol Theatre.¬† It’s at the slightly bizarre time of 10.30 in the morning, because it’s a screening for schoolkids. However, due to the awkward time of year, there have been not as many schools responding as could be hoped, so we’r hoping to get bums on seats nonetheless!

The screening will be followed by a panel with me, Pamela Curr (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) and comedian Rod Quantock.

You can see all the details at http://www.hraff.org.au – we’d love to see you there!



Screenings near & far!

7 11 2007

Hi there,

A couple of screenings coming up across the globe!

On the 19th of November, at Eltham Catholic Church, in Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs… Watch this space for details!

And Friday 9th November, there’s a screening at the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa! Might be a bit out of the way, but if you’re in the area….!

Oh and of course the wonderful Human Rights Arts & Film Festival on 29th November. Check it out at the site at http://www.hraff.org.au, and download the info on our screening here: HRAFF Info