Films, story-telling and human rights – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio

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

This month’s Right Now Radio episode is jam-packed with all the latest human rights news and events. Evelyn is on the lookout for all the best human rights films to see at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Rachel and Ben examine the use of story telling in human rights advocacy. As usual, there’s all the latest from the Right Now website. Plus, the PNG deal, West Papua and more!

Listen to this month’s Right Now Radio podcast (56mins). Right click and select “save target as” to download. Alternatively listen to shorter snippets from the show below.

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By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.