Get amped up for the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival with Festival Director, Ella McNeill, and Zak Hepburn, curator of propaganda shorts ‘Hindsight: Death to the Fascist Vultures!’
How was propaganda consumed back in the 1920’s and what did it look like? Zak has harvested mind-skewing animation films from their political time capsules to be viewed through the modern lens of hindsight within the aesthetic surroundings of their past.
Art and film has the power to change the way we view the world. HRAFF seeks out film and art that share uniquely creative perspectives on human rights issues, provokes debate, and fosters change. Festival Director, Ella shares the ideas & themes that shape this year’s program which broadens the scope of traditional understandings on human rights.
Ben and Rach chat with Shen Narayanasamy from Oxfam about investigations into Australia’s big four banks involvement in overseas land grabbing. Oxfam’s report reveals Australian banks have backed companies accused of forcing people off their land in places such as PNG, Cambodia, Indonesia & Brazil.
Catch up on the latest Human Rights news and events, including the launch of Right Now’s Anthology ‘Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Human Rights & Equality.’ This month’s show also features new tunes from Kone Express, and Ben has a little surprise of why he is a now a strong supporter of children’s rights..(and new dad rights!)
Want to know more about something you heard in the podcast? Follow the links:
- Information on the High Court ruling the right to gender neutrality. Jennifer Germon explores the implications of this landmark ruling in ‘Norrie’s gender win brings us closer to knowing who we are.’
- United Nations Committee challenge to Victorian Police complaints system.
- Listen to the RNR interview L-Fresh the Lion on racial discrimination
- Read Julie Bishop’s Magna Carta Lecture ‘A New Paradigm in development assistance – harnessing the private sector.‘
- ‘Hindsight: DEATH TO THE FASCIST VULTURES!’ Curated by Zak Hepburn. This event is on at the Bella Union on Saturday the 17th of May at the Bella Union.
- Listen to the interview with Thulsi Narayanasamy, Director of AidWatch, talk about Australia’s foreign aid policy in Right Now’s January Podcast.
- Read Oxfam’s report ‘Banking on Shaky Ground : Australia’s Four Big Banks & Land Grabs’
- Come along to the launch of ‘Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality & Human Rights,’ on the 29th of May at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
- Read Right Now’s interview with Mark McMillan on the Racial Discrimination Act.
- ‘Talking Justice’ is a weekend public conversations in the Bendigo arts precinct around the role of justice in a free society, Hosted by Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre.
- HRLC’s event ‘Indonesia’s presidential elections, human rights & Australian foreign policy’ is on 13 May at King & Wood Mallesons.
- Check out Right Now’s fiction winner ‘Akinyi Martha (FULL STOP)’
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