BEHROUZ Film Premiere

Sat 11 June 2022
Isaac Theatre Royal

A Story of Survival – BEHROUZ

BEHROUZ is a feature documentary telling the story of award-winning Kurdish journalist and writer Behrouz Boochani. He fled the Iranian regime, seeking asylum in Australia in 2013, only to be exiled to the offshore immigration detention centre on the remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

The film directed by Simon V Kurian, follows Behrouz as he navigates the life in detention, and leads the resistance to indefinite detention. And finally, his life in Christchurch, New Zealand as a free man, after 7 years of detention by the Australian and PNG governments on Manus Island.

This World Premiere screening will be opened by Dr Te Maire Tau, Director, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre and Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel. It will include a post-screening Q & A with Behrouz Boochani and the director of the film Simon V Kurian.

Upcoming performances

Sat 11 June 2022
7:00 pm