Some of the most inspiring, creative and meaningful protests I’ve filmed over the years have being refugee rights convergences. From waving over fences to dancing outside the gates and finding other unique and creative ways of challenging the detention system has always left an impact on me and many others in the campaign. Here are a few short documentaries I’ve filmed of the convergences over the years:
Azadi, Freedom: Road trip for Refugees. The 2014 Northam convergence. Chanting, dancing, signs in six languages held up in an evening and night of inspiring protesting in the rain.
No One is Illegal: Half an hour doco of the 2013 Northam convergence that goes into the reason’s of why mandatory detention exists in Australia.
Compassion Caravan to Leonora detention center: My first refugee rights convergence film charting the 2011 journey of refugee activists to Leonoara detention center. Plenty of ‘behind the scenes’ stuff that goes on in convergences.