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Spaces of disappearance: Literature and film day in collaboration with Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art

Video still from  Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time  (2017)

Video still from Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time (2017)

In conjunction with the exhibition Homeless Souls, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is hosting a literature and film event curated by CAMP.

Experience author and human rights advocate Behrouz Boochani, who via Skype will talk about his award-winning novel No Friend But the Mountains which was written in the form of text messages from one of Australia's infamous asylum centers, Manus Island detention facility.

Filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani will be present to introduce Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time, the film he and Behrouz Boochani made together using Behrouz’ cell phone footage from Manus Island.

There will also be a screening of the film Cast Away Souls about the Danish deportation center Sjælsmark, directed by asylum activist Stanley Edward, German filmmaker Markus Fiedler, and Danish visual artists Nanna Katrine Hansen and Thomas Elsted, followed by a Q & A facilitated by author Liv Nimand Duvå on similarities between Danish refugee policy and the Manus Island Detention Centre.

The event is free with Louisiana admission. Click here to reserve a seat.

The event is realized with the generous support of the Danish Arts Council and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Program

1 pm /
Welcome by the exhibition's curator Marie Laurberg and CAMP's founders Frederikke Hansen and Tone Olaf Nielsen.

1:10 pm /

Iranian filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani talks about the collaboration with Iranian-Kurdish author and human rights defender Behrouz Boochani on their documentary Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time (2017), depicting life in Australia's infamous detention center on the island of Manus.

1:30 pm /

Film screening of the documentary Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time (2017), co-directed by Behrouz Boochani and Arash Kamali Sarvestani.

3 pm /

Break: It is possible to buy coffee, tea, cake and other drinks in the cafe.

3:30 pm /

Behrouz Boochani reads from his memoir No Friend But The Mountains (2018) about his internment in the Manus Island Detention Centre and talks about the writing of the book. The reading is performed live over Skype from the island of Manus, where Boochani is still staying.

3:50 pm /

Introduction to the documentary Cast Away Souls from 2019 about the Danish deportation center Sjælsmark by co-director and asylum activist Stanley Edward. The introduction will take place live on Skype.

4 pm /

Screening of the documentary film Cast Away Souls, co-directed by asylum activist Stanley Edward, German filmmaker Markus Fiedler, and Danish visual artists Nanna Katrine Hansen and Thomas Elsted. The film is in English.

4:35 pm /

Spaces of disappearance: A
Q & A moderated by Danish author
Liv Nimand Duvå on Danish foreign policy and similarities with the Manus Island Detention Centre.

5:30 /

Thank you for today.