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Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time

Netherlands, Papua New Guinea | 2017 | 90 min | Persian, English, Kurdish | Arash Kamali Sarvestani, Behrouz Boochani

Chauka is the name of a bird species which can be found only on Manus Island, the symbol of the province which decorates its flag. It’s also the name given to the solitary confinement cell, a prison inside the prison, in the Manus Island detention centre where Australia incarcerates refugees and asylum seekers.

Two journalists, one Australian, one an incarcerated refugee, analyse life inside the camp. They examine how it is governed, the political games between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and what locals think about the existence of the camp on their island.

Supported by Amnesty International

— BFI London Film Festival
— Sydney Film Festival

  • Wellington |
    Roxy Cinema 1

  • Auckland |
    Rangatira, Q Theatre