Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian writer, journalist, scholar, cultural advocate, and filmmaker. He co-directed the film Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time (2017, with Arash Kamali Sarvestani), and collaborated on Nazanin Sahamizadeh’s play Manus. His book No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (2018) won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award Victorian Prize for Literature 2019. Photo by Hoda Afshar.
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