Free post show panel and Q&A session – Thursday 17th November
Bondi Dreaming continues to provoke debate and change opinion.
When the Bali Nine were sentenced in 2005, Australia was split between those who felt they deserved everything they got, and those that feel the death penalty exceeds the crime and should be abolished.
Bondi Dreaming examines the role of capital punishment, the effect incarceration has on the guilty, and their family and friends.
Yet young people continue to flaunt with danger by drug trafficking.
Our panel all have first hand experience and will debate the issues at stake.
Moderator: Nell Schofield
Michael Chan, brother of Andrew Chan from The Bali Nine
Peter Lloyd, ABC Journalist, sentenced to jail in Singapore for drug possession, Author of ‘Inside Story’
Mark Davis, SBS Journalist, Dateline Correspondent on the Bali Nine, Walkley and Logie Award winner
Sam Atwell, Writer and Director of Bondi Dreaming
Date: Thursday 17th November
Venue: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi
Time: Post theatre show for 30minutes, 9.30pm approx
Cost: Admission is free with your ticket for the evening’s performance of Bondi Dreaming
This panel session will be filmed.
Nell is a NIDA graduate who, since 1997, has worked as a writer/on-air presenter with the subscription television channel Showtime. In 2007/08 she was the film reviewer for Channel 9′s flagship program Sunday. On CNN International she appeared as the Australasian presenter of The Art Club and Hot Spots. For five years she worked as a reporter for ABC TV’s weekly arts program Review and her voice is still heard on that channel’s popular program Media Watch.
In 2010 Nell produced, directed and presented Film Crème, an hour long documentary on contemporary French cinema which was screened on the Ovation Channel. In the summer of 2009/2010 she curated her first major public exhibition, ‘Wax On’ for the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
The driving force behind the guerilla art collective ‘The Stoked’, Nell has produced several video works including Chasing the President (2009) featuring Jose Ramos Horta, Hell (nipple rash) (2009 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery), Les Deux Redux (Bondi Short Shorts Film Festival 2010), I ♥ NYC Cycleways (2010 Monstrosity Gallery), Sea Hags Ahoy! (Bondi Short Shorts Film Festival 2011) and Brokeback Mountain Bikes (2011) .
Nell has been a Board Member of Object – Australian Centre for Craft and Design, and currently sits on the Board of the Tamarama Rock Surfers Theatre Company. She is also one of Al Gore’s Climate Project presenters, the 2010 City of Sydney Cycling Ambassador and the media officer for the Running Stream Water Users Association Inc.
Peter Lloyd – ABC
Peter Lloyd is a journalist and senior producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation‘s news and current affairs program Lateline. Lloyd previously was the ABC’s South Asia correspondent where, based in New Delhi, he reported for the Australian national broadcaster across all national and international radio and television news and current affairs programs.
Lloyd was due to return to Australia to co-host ABC News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli on ABC2 from October 2008, however, he was arrested in Singapore on drugs charges.
Ten months after his release in mid-2009, Lloyd was re-hired by the ABC for his current Lateline role.
Mark Davis – SBS
Dateline presenter Mark Davis is also one of Australia’s foremost video journalists.
He’s won a Logie and five Walkley Awards, including the prestigious Gold Walkley for Blood Money, a Dateline report in 2000 on the funding of pro-Indonesian militias in East Timor.
During 2010, he gained unprecedented access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, secured the first interviews with two of the Bali Nine and gained worldwide attention via the Dateline website for his profile of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders.
Over his 12 years with Dateline, Mark has also won acclaim for reporting on the trial of Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks; was just metres away from the bombings that greeted Benazir Bhutto’s return to Pakistan in 2007; and was in the thick of the action during Madagascar’s coup in 2009.
His interviews have included Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed and Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf.
Mark shares presenting Dateline with Yalda Hakim, as well as continuing to travel the globe as a video journalist.