Chauka – Please Tell Us The Time

7.00pm Mon

Documentary, Independent Cinema

Directed by Behrouz Boochan


Over a period of several months, Iranian journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani had access to a phone.

In secret, and with help from Iranian-Dutch filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani, Boochani created a film which portrays what he describes as “the coarsening banality and repetition” of indefinite detention.

This simple but intensely confronting documentary offers an unprecedented look at the appalling conditions in Australia’s refugee detention centre.

Tom Clift,

Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinema - Darwin City

Papua New Guinea
90 mins
English / Persian, Kurdish with English subtitles
Current Affairs, Politics
Best Documentary
Sydney Film Festival