Saturday, May 21, 2011
"Auckland" performed by Ishwak Singh & dircted by Arvind Gaur
"Auckland" performed by Ishwak Singh
directed by Arvind Gaur
15 min show before OTS on 22nd May at 7 pm
India Habitat Center,amphitheater
SYNOPSIS: A one act play about the haunting journey of an Afghan refugee, Shahwali Bhashiri, who escapes Afghanistan during the Taliban regimen in search of a safe home with his family. Being an Afghan in the post 9/11 world he struggles to survive as he comes across extremely horrific circumstances.
The story is based on the facts of the infamous Tampa affair.
In August 2001, the Howard Government of Australia refused permission for the Norwegian freighter MV Tampa, carrying 438 rescued Afghans from a distressed fishing vessel in international waters, to enter Australian water. When the Tampa entered Australian waters, the Prime Minister ordered the ship be boarded by Australian Special Forces.
Writer: Alex Broun
Performed by: Ishwak Singh
AN ASMITA THEATRE GROUP PRODUCTION