They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention
Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.
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They Cannot Take The Sky is an oral history project documenting the stories of men, women and children who have experienced Australian mandatory detention over the past 23 years. It seeks to bring a new perspective to the public understanding of mandatory detention by sharing the reality of the people who have lived it...Through in depth interviews with current and ex-detainees, it captures narrators' histories, experiences of seeking protection in Australia and the detailed reality of mandatory detention...Working with narrators, these interviews are then edited into first person narratives that take the form of literary short stories.
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Behind the Wire is an award-winning oral history organisation. It works with men, women and children who have sought asylum in our community and who have experienced mandatory immigration detention in Australia, Papua New Guinea or Nauru. Its projects include a book, audio book, podcast, museum exhibition, listening parties, and photographic portraits. For more information, see: www.behindthewire.org.au