Document Film Festival Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time
Sun 22 October 2017
Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time
Chauka is the name of a native bird on Manus Island and is also the name of the solitary confinement unit at Manus detention center. The Chauka is a symbol of the island and allows locals to tell the time from the Chauka's regular singing.
Over a period of several months, Iranian journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani had access to a phone. In secret, and with help from Iranian-Dutch filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani, Boochani created a film which portrays what he describes as “the coarsening banality and repetition” of indefinite detention. Scottish Premiere.
Presented in collaboration with GRAMNet.
Part of Document Festival 2017
12.20pm, £4 (£3) + £1 booking fee, Theatre
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