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::Holiday Camp

Woomera documentary and panel discussion
No One Is Illegal presents: a drive-by shooting production


Kaleide Theatre,
RMIT, Swanston Street
Wednesday, December 11, 6.30pm

$5 / $8

Join in the discussion after the film

  • Recent visitors to Baxter Detention Centre & Woomera report back about current conditions at the detention centre
  • Report back from European border camps in Strasbourg & Jena
  • Messages from people detained in Baxter & Woomera
  • Dialogue with the directors of Holiday Camp
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” (Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Educator and Activist, Brisbane)

More about Holiday Camp: a documentary about Woomera2002

The pivotal action of this documentary is the detention centre breakout, which occurred as part of a five-day long direct action camp established next to the razor wire fences.

Holiday Camp reclaims the voices of the marginalised, and connects the issues of Indigenous dispossession, genocide, constructions of race and incarceration policies, which are often portrayed as unrelated. The film suggests that the policy of mandatory detention and raising of borders to protect fortresses of privilege make us all un-free.

Holiday Camp has screened in Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle, and was screened at European border camps in Strasbourg France, Jena (Germany), and the second European PGA conference in Leiden (Netherlands).

Holiday Camp was produced by drive-by shooting/tallstoreez productionz, a three-person Australian/German film collective based in Adelaide and Hamburg.

Panel Discussion: A dialogue about resisting the border protection regime in Australia and internationally

How is your liberation bound up with mine? How will we work together? Where do we meet?

The directors of the film, Jennifer and Kuddell, will be at the screening to talk about Holiday Camp.

Kuddell will share his experiences at recent international actions against border protection policies in fortress Europe held in Strasbourg and Jena border camps. Strasbourg was a European-wide mobilisation of border activists. Jena was largely initiated by self-managed asylum seeker organizations based in Germany.

Jess will report back from her recent trip to Baxter and Woomera detention centres, and relate messages from current detainees.


::strategy>> action
the next few months for
No One Is Illegal
Sunday, August 18
1pm - 4pm

No One Is Illegal invites you to an afternoon of brainstorming and planning for the next few months ... including actions on October 15 : global day of action against detention

@ Irene Warehouse, 5 Pitt St, Brunswick
off Lygon St, tram 1/22, get off Glenlyon Rd


::What divides us?

A dialogue on borders and the movements against them.

Sunday, July 28
Post Graduate House
University of Melbourne
10.30 am

No One Is Illegal invites you to a day of discussions, workshops, good cheap food, films and a live link up with people at the Strasbourg No Border Camp in France.
Guest speakers: Angela Mitropolous, Nikos Papastergiadis, Tony Birch, Alex Koutab. Speaking on:inside / outside, space / non space, citizen / illegal - What do we want?
Films screening: 7PM, featuring "Borders" directed by Eran Riklis and Nurit Kedar and a surprise première...
In July people will converge in Strasbourg France to reject the new global machines for electronic surveillance and containment. An international No Border Camp will be established at the Schengen Information System headquarters for ten days. Aimed first and foremost at migrants, the SIS can instantly relay to thousands of terminals across Europe whether a person is wanted for deportation or arrest, plus details on their movements and activities.
The dialogue on borders will coincide with the last day of actions in Strasbourg.

We ask...do we need borders? Do we need nations? What about concepts of sovereignty? How will we look and what about community? How will a borderless world affect the World Cup?
Entry by donation. Evening film screening $7/$5

For more events see active melbourne


::Film Screening

No One Is Illegal presents

Waking Up the Nation

20 June 2002 8pm
Trades Hall



17 October - 10 November 2001
@ Westspace, Floor 1, 15-19
Anthony Street, Melbourne,
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday 11am-6pm,
Saturday 12 - 5pm
just one part of the Office of Utopic Procedures


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