Bunbury: World Refugee Day 2003
Celebrating, commemorating: 20 June 2003
Once again, we're presenting what now belongs to our past successes: a movie evening featuring Sarah McDonald and Kate Durham's "Australia's Pacific Solution" and Angela van Boxtel's Award-winning Short movie "The Cage House".
Previously we presented this exclusive BBC documentary at the Fremantle Film and Television Institute. Click here to access the page about that event.
On June 20, 2003, we're showing both films at Edith Cowan University's Bunbury Campus, whilst commemorating World Refugee Day 2003.
With keynote speaker Liam Barry
Liam Barry is a WA peace activist who was arrested by Israeli soldiers and detained while on an assignment in Nablus in May 2002, visiting the Balata refugee camp.
Liam will tell his story at the event. For more information about Liam Barry scroll down the page or click here.
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Related: Fremantle event
24 January 2003: Australia's Pacific Solution: The BBC & Kate Durham undercover on Nauru - Project SafeCom's first ever, and major, screen event, featuring two screenings at the Fremantle Film and TV Institute, with Democrats Senator Andrew Bartlett and ALP Member for Fremantle Dr Carmen Lawrence. The event was attended by almost 200 people. This page is a 'retrospective' assembly of the various pages for the event.
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Liam Barry to speak at event
From ABC-AM June 3 2002:
Israeli soldiers arrest Australian in Nablus
"Australian Liam Barry went to Nablus as part of a protest movement but he and the other seven foreigners arrested later weren't demonstrating or protesting but instead had entered the Balata refugee camp urging soldiers not to damage homes as they searched them and arranging for injured people to go to hospital. Israeli troops didn't stop him from entering Nablus and at first soldiers he encountered during Israel's invasion of the city ignored the foreign nationals but that changed late on Saturday when Israeli soldiers surrounded the group and at gunpoint ordered them into a truck. It would now appear that Israel intends to deport the eight for no more than being in the area despite the fact that Nablus would actually be under full Palestinian control were it not for the Israeli military invasion and that Israel has no legal jurisdiction inside the city. Liam Barry said he and the others arrested had been manacled hand and foot during their ordeal and were now being moved again."
From Liam Barry's website:
"An Israeli Military Unit consisting of six men in the alleyway ahead and two soldiers behind us put the shits up us. Some one behind me said, "we're in trouble" another one of the girls said, "let there be one spokes person." We excitedly chatted among our selves as we were forced to halt, knowing the fact that our rest place was only seconds away and we slowly tried earnestly to get to freedom's door. The Commander about twenty meters ahead yelled at us to stop now! At the same time three or four soldiers asked us to raise our hands, now, surrounded us! Now! Now! Was the order given?"
How to get there
The red arrow on the map below points at Building 5, in the approximate vicinity of Rooom 16. We'll provide pointers to the right area around Campus for you.