interview

Meeting David Stratton

Given that a film has been made him, his career, and his relationship to Australian film – I’d say reservedly comfortable. He won’t stress the point, but there’s no denying the extent to which David has dominated film culture in this country since the 1960s. Ryan Suckling interviews David Stratton.

‘Protection Denied, Abuse Condoned’: Words with Professor Carmen Lawrence

‘’It is on every front: discrimination, hostility, abuse, indefinite detention, uncertainty… It’s a toxic mix for any human being, and to me, it is surprising that more refugees and asylum seekers haven’t attempted suicide.’’ Co-author of the recently-released 'Protection Denied, Abuse Condoned: Women on Nauru at Risk', Professor Carmen Lawrence talks with Pelican on the report’s findings, as well as the possibility of a more empathic alternative to Australia’s brutal response to the international humanitarian crisis.

Words with Geoff Kelso

A life-long admirer of the Victorian era duo Gilbert and Sullivan, Kelso leapt at the opportunity to direct the upcoming production of 'Iolanthe'. Interview by Casey Andreou.