It's been more than 200 years since the British laid claim to our country and called it Australia, but the legacy of colonialism lives on. Who gets included and excluded from the privileges of citizenship, and how can we move towards a truly inclusive, decolonised Australian identity?
On Stream | Talks & Ideas | Live from Sydney Opera House
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Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying into Auslan. The live stream of this event will also be live captioned.
For more than a century, Australian history was regarded as inherently British. Resting on the myth of terra nullius, the colonisers wrote the history books. Schoolchildren were taught about the civilizing, enlightening influence of British culture. But more recently, as the damage of colonialism becomes more widely recognised and discussed, new narratives have emerged: of dispossession, theft, genocide, and cultural displacement.
The gap between Indigenous and white Australians is a long way from closing, the Republican debate is on the backburner, and we're all obsessed with Meghan and Harry. What is it about British-ness that has been so enduring as a cultural ideal in Australia? What does being "British" even mean? What does cultural independence look like? Join this world-renowned writer for a timely discussion on the long-term global impact of British imperialism and its effects on the identity of all its subjects.
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More about Afua Hirsch...
Afua is the founder of Born in Me Productions, which creates scripted and non-scripted movies, TV shows and podcasts. She is the presenter of African Renaissance, a 3-part BBC about African art, and Enslaved, the most comprehensive documentary ever made on the history of the transatlantic slave trade, and a podcast series for Audible. In addition to her book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging – winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize – Afua is the author of Equal to Everything, about the UK Supreme Court, and was a judge on the 2019 Booker Prize.
More about Daniel Browning...
Daniel Browning, a proud Bundjalung and Kullilli man, is a journalist, radio broadcaster, sound artist and writer. He currently presents The Art Show on Radio National and leads the ABC's Indigenous Radio Unit. A visual arts graduate, Daniel is also a widely published freelance writer. He is a former guest editor of Artlink INDIGENOUS Global and the inaugural curator of Blak Box, an award-winning, architect-designed sound pavilion commissioned by Urban Theatre Projects, the multiform arts company based in Western Sydney.
Experience ANTIDOTE live on Stream
This year, Antidote will take place live on Stream, the new streaming service from Sydney Opera House. Watch a single talk, or settle in for a day of discussions on ideas, action and change with a Festival Pass.
Currently, only digital tickets are available to Antidote. The possibility of the festival going ahead on site at the Opera House in September has not yet been ruled out and will be determined in line with the NSW Government orders in place at the time. In the event that tickets to attend Antidote on site are made available, patrons who have purchased a livestream ticket may opt to exchange this by paying only the difference of an onsite ticket price.
You may be able to watch on your TV if you have Chromecast, Apple TV with mirroring capability; a smart TV with an inbuilt browser or by plugging your laptop or mobile device into your TV using an HDMI cable. You can watch on your mobile using a mobile web browser. We will be offering native apps for iOS, Android, set-top boxes and smart TVs in 2021.
A recording of the livestream will be available to watch on your account for 30 days following the festival. Note, the archive recording will be available approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the livestream.
The quality of your live playback experience is largely dependent on the download speed you have from ISP (Internet Service Provider) or mobile provider. Keep in mind that your overall Internet speed can vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: time of day, Wi-Fi performance, other devices/users utilizing your connection, and the strength of the signal provided by your ISP.
If you have continue to have issues with the livestream during the duration of the event, note you will be able to watch a recording of the Livestream via your account for 30 days following the festival.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Ghassan Hage & Sara Saleh
Twenty years ago, September 11 changed the Western world forever. Join Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Ghassan Hage discuss Arab racism with Sara Saleh at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.
Join acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert as she discuss her latest book investigating the fight against the effects of climate change, moderated by Paddy Manning at Sydney Opera House for Antidote 2021.