Human Rights Picks at MIFF – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio
New Life and Old Memory - Amer Rashad (Iraq) - Oil on Canvas

The above image is taken from the Heartlands Refugee Art Prize exhibition. Click here to see more.

There are only a few days left of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) but that is still plenty of time to catch some of the festival’s best films – many of which engage with human rights. And in case you needed guidance in deciding which movies to see in the festival’s final days –  or even in deciding which are worth seeking out beyond the festival – in the latest episode of Right Now Radio arts reporter Evelyn Tadros talks to MIFF programmer Al Cossar about his human rights picks for the festival.

Listen to Evelyn Tadros’ interview with Al Cossar on our SoundCloud page. Alternatively click to play below.


The entire episode of Right Now Radio (56mins) can be found here. Right click and select “save target as” to download.

The Melbourne International Film Festival runs from the 25th of July to the 11th of August.



Blackout (poem)

By Bänoo Zan

Bänoo Zan’s poem was written in the aftermath of countrywide protests against sudden steep rise in fuel price in Iran on November 15. Authorities shot down the Internet of the whole country and embarked on a horrific killing spree. Amnesty International has so far verified 208 deaths in less than a week.