I plucked a few blades of grass to throw in the air, the opposition team looked over in disgust. The rich scent of the earth wafted through my nostrils and rejuvenated my mind; the opinions and mockery that stained me washed away. ‘Go fuck off over into that bush, where you belong.’ There he stood, […]
This represents a profound difference to written languages, in that you could only learn an Aboriginal language by living in the lands and community, where and to whom the languages belongs. This nexus of language and culture is holistic, as every utterance defines individual and communal, spiritual and practical knowledge of place and law. It […]
The conversation around human rights comes in all forms, in this six-part series we explore that conversation through the lens of film.
Raafat Ishak plays with contrasting symbols and scale to bring his installation and paintings to life, redefining identity in a most surreal way.
“We are not either. We are not specifically Asian. We are not specifically Australian, but we live within that space,” says Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert, speaking about her exhibition Hyphenated that was shown at The Substation over March and April 2018. I encountered Tammy’s name several times on the Facebook group “Asian Australian Studies Research Network” before […]
In the remote Indian state of Meghalaya, the Khasi people work in life-threatening conditions to survive, but their will for independence remains strong.
We are one, but we are many – yet, both here and around the world, the Australian identity is one far too limited by skin colour.
Anika Basset reviews Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist.
Poet Andy Jackson writes about bodily difference and in his latest collection he explores Marfan Syndrome through a series of portraits.
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival inspires and engages audiences with an exciting 2018 program. We review our top film picks.
Sanam Sharma considers the effect of everyday racism on the next generation.
Under the Same Sky details the tragic story of Mojgan Shamsalipoor and Milad Jafari.