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Saturday 11 December 2021
Jaivet Ealom, a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar, fled genocide in his homeland in 2013, however the deep and unsettling resonance of Escape from Manus: The Untold True Story is not his harrowing journey from Myanmar for safety, but rather his escape from what he refers to as the 'prison' of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. Through his own ingenuity and bravery, Ealom is the only person to have successfully escaped from Manus.
Join us online with Jaivet Ealom, live from Canada, when we delve into what it means to give refuge and consider what can be achieved by one man determined to beat the odds.
About the Author: Jaivet Ealom was born in Myanmar and now resides in Canada, where he has become a prominent spokesman for the Rohingya community. He is studying at Toronto University and works for a company that provides software to non-profit organisations .