Angus McDonald to speak in Lismore on how hope has helped Manus the refugees

FREE: Kurdish refugees, Mostafa Azimitabar and Farhed Bandesh, with Northern Rivers Review columnist, Angus McDonald.
FREE: Kurdish refugees, Mostafa Azimitabar and Farhed Bandesh, with Northern Rivers Review columnist, Angus McDonald.

LISMORE'S Politics in the Pub is set to resume with guest speaker Angus McDonald showing his film "Manus".

Organiser, Anne Tuart, said she was excited to have McDonald speak at the popular evening, which regularly covered topical issues at The Rous Hotel pre Covid-19.

"McDonald's intention, with all of his work, is to contribute to changing our collective approach towards how we deal with those fleeing war and persecution".

The award winning artist, documentary maker and activist wanted to address "the thousands of Australians across the country involved in vigils and peaceful protests week in, week out to advocate for change to Australia's brutal refugee policy. It reminds those still in detention, they are not alone and that there is hope."

"Here in Lismore especially there has been a vigil held every week for years outside the office of sitting MP Kevin Hogan," he said.

Last year Mc Donald won the People's Choice Award Archibald Prize for his portrait of Behrouz Boochani.

Angus will be attending Vigil for Refugees at 4pm on Thursday May 13 outside Kevin Hogan's Office on Molesworth St followed by the session at the Rous Hotel, Lismore, 7-9pm.

Bookings essential. Donation of $10 suggested. Email: lismore@politicsinthepub.net.