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Enrico Dagnino: Immigrants Forced to Return


Wed 20 Jun 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 21 Jun 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 22 Jun 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 23 Jun 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 24 Jun 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Aotea Gallery, Aotea Square, Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: elainephotofestival

Part of the Talking Culture Projections series.

Presented by Lowepro and Auckland Festival of Photography. Dagnino's 2009 photographs document the return to Libya of African migrants and refugees intercepted by a Guardia di Finanzia patrol boat in Italian waters. Ostensibly set up by the Italian government to police illegal finance, smuggling and drug trafficking, the patrol boats are also used to keep out irregular boat migrants to Italy who are customarily returned without Italian authorities carrying out any checks for illness, pregnancy, vulnerable children or victims of human trafficking, despite being under international legal obligations to do so. These migrants and refugees are also being returned without being allowed to make a case for asylum, some having escaped situations where their lives were endangered. On return to Libya, the refugees are detained by authorities and subjected to abuse. Soundtrack by London Symphony Orchestra. Curated by Françoise Callier, Angkor Photo Festival.

Opens 10:00 am on Saturday 2 June
2 June - 24 June
Hours Daily 9am to 5pm

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