‘’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.
"Yeah, he did see a final print. He sat in the back corner of the theatrette, with his jacket over his head, and gradually and gradually he peeked out from under it, and by the end, half his face was exposed. So he was sort of looking at it by then. He was very, very nervous about his own performance." Jaymes Durante interviews Dutch Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer on his 1991 film 'Dingo', starring Miles Davis and Colin Friels.
"Here, most people are quite welcoming to the fact I do ballet, it’s only guys in suits that seem to have a problem with me. Bikers I meet at the pub, who you might anticipate having the biggest problem, instead congratulate me for doing what I love.” Samuel J. Cox interviews Principal Dancer at the West Australian Ballet, Matthew Lehmann.
“In our apartment in New York, I had a life-size, ‘Dr Who.’ cardboard cut-out of Captain Jack Harkness,” Pascoe said, smiling, “and he would scare the sh*t out of everyone walking through the apartment. It didn’t matter how long he’d been there, he’d still get you every time.” This is what inspired their own cut-outs for the set.