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!





HRAFF SCREENING – COME ALONG!

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!

Cheers,

Jessie





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

Cheers!





WWBR @ Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

5 11 2007

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WWBR will be screening at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival at 10.30am on Thursday 29 November 2007, at RMIT Capitol Theatre.  There will be a panel afterwards with Writer / Producer Jessie Taylor,  comedian Rod Quantock, and Pamela Curr – campaign co-ordinator at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.





WWBR in Perth

13 07 2007

Hi there, just a quick note to let you know that you can rent (and very soon buy) your copy of the film at the wonderful Planet Film Music & Books in Perth.  646 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley WA Tel: 9328 7464. 

Also – today Jessie did a pre-recorded interview on RTRFM in Perth, which will air some time in the next week. Keep your eyes and ears peeled and we’ll try to let you know when it’ll air!

Lots of fun things in the works – don’t forget that it’s YOUR job to hold a screening in your community!  Get in touch with us to discuss your ideas.





Reviews…

5 07 2007

We wanted to share with you some of the feedback the film has received. We have been ovewhelmed by positive feedback and would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to let us know what impact the film has had on them.

“...artistically creative, provocative and morally challenging. It provides an understated but powerful critique of the political opportunism driving bipartisan support for our inhumane treatment of asylum seekers” -Prof Richard Larkins, Vice Chancellor, Monash Uni

there is a unspoken ‘lightness of being’ amongst the vision and between the sentences and it is that, which compels the viewers to identify with the central characters of the movie. This is a must-see at colleges, schools, community groups and even in mainstream cinemas

“…it communicates a really clear message. It allows room for people to think for themselves. It is emotive in an understated way. The shots are beautiful. The direction and editing are fresh, engaging and effective

I thought I’d seen it all, I thought I was immune. I thought I could not be moved by a film about refugees. But congratulations – you’ve done it.” – Julian Burnside QC





Foxtel Appearance Tue July 3rd

2 07 2007

if your Set Top Box is in working order, you read this before the evening of Tuesday July 3, you have time to watch it, and your Foxtel Pay TV account is fully paid up …. A driver, writer and producer of the movie, Jessie Taylor was interviewed with others during Project SafeCom’s World Refugee Day event in Fremantle, and she comments on the movie (Foxtel coverage also shows snippets of the movie) during the interview.

The 15-minute coverage will go to air on FOX-TV this Tuesday 3 July. In Western Australia screening time will be 8:30pm (Foxtel Digital, Channel 183), under the program name of Perth City Talks, and I believe the program screens in the Eastern States at 10:00pm or 10:30pm.

Check it out!