#100meters – The Wait

#100meters documents a one hundred meter stretch of road and the life that unfolds within that space. My one hundred meter location is on Brunswick Street between Gertrude and Moor in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Copyright Neesha Bremner & The Storyteller Project 2014.

#100meters documents a one hundred meter stretch of road and the life that unfolds within that space.
My one hundred meter location is on Brunswick Street between Gertrude and Moor in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Copyright Neesha Bremner & The Storyteller Project 2014.

#100meters – The Two Towers.

#100meters is back after a three-month break. #100meters is a photography project documenting a one hundred meter stretch of road and the life that unfolds within that space.
My new one hundred meter location is on Brunswick Street between Gertrude and Moor in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.

#100meters documents a one hundred meter stretch of road and the life that unfolds within that space. My one hundred meter location is on Brunswick Street between Gertrude and Moor in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Kathmandu. Copyright Neesha Bremner & The Storyteller Project 2014.

#100meters documents a one hundred meter stretch of road and the life that unfolds within that space.
My one hundred meter location is on Brunswick Street between Gertrude and Moor in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. Copyright Neesha Bremner & The Storyteller Project 2014.

 

Devika

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Yoga teacher and healer Devika Gurung of Himilayan Yogini moves through her Asana practice during a break in filming with  The Storyteller Project in January 2013.

Yoga teacher and healer Devika Gurung of Himalayan Yogini moves through her Asana practice during a break in filming at Fewa Tal Pokhara with The Storyteller Project’s Neesha Bremner and Jeff Hann in January 2013. Images Copyright Neesha Bremner & The Storyteller Project 2014.

Vigil for indefinitely held Tamil refugees – January 20 – Victoria State Library

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Images Copyright Neesha Bremner 2014 and cannot be used without permission.

On Christmas Island and at Broadmeadows on the outskirts of Melbourne, 46 refugees, 42 of whom are Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, are sitting in indefinite detention despite being recognised as legitimate refugees by the Australian government. The refugees received a negative viewing from ASIO who deem them a risk to national security. The reasoning behind the negative ruling has not been disclosed but it is assumed because as Tamil they may have supported the Tamil Tigers resistance during the genocide against their people by the Sri Lankan government.

The UN has labelled the detention “cruel and arbitrary” and in breach of international law. The Australian government refutes this despite some of the legitimate refugees being now held for five years without trial or charges and with no clear course for resolution  even though there is the possibility of spending their lifetime behind bars.

Advocates for the refugees speaking at yesterday’s vigil say that the detainees include women, men and a child, Pari, who was born into detention. The refugees are suffering physiologically with many self harming and suicidal.

Around forty people attended the vigil with proceedings overseen by more than 10 representatives from the Victorian Police.