WHO IS BEHROUZ BOOCHANI?
In Iran, Boochani founded and wrote for Kurdish language magazine Werya, after gaining his master’s degree in political science, political geography and geopolitics.
He is also an associate professor in social sciences at the University of New South Wales and non-resident visiting scholar at the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC) at the University of Sydney. He’s been appointed visiting professor at several international universities for his activism; the most recent being as visiting law professor at the Birkbeck, University of London on September 12.
Boochani is also co-director of the 2017 feature-length film Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time, which he shot secretly from inside Manus on a smartphone.