WHO IS BEHROUZ BOOCHANI?

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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.

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