In times of uncertainty, we humans look for answers, and today's seekers have a well-stocked spiritual marketplace at their disposal. From healers to spirit guides to yoni eggs, is the continued appeal of alternative practices pointing to a more fundamental need?
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.
Humans have always sought meaning in everything from the seasons to the stars. But now in our post-truth age, what do we believe in?
SBS journalist Amal Awad grew up in an Arab Muslim family, keenly aware of unseen forces at play in the real world, like magical jinn. Her quest for peace and empowerment led her to explore religious devotion and New Age spirituality - from mediums to spirit guides, to New Age love and light.
Award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein investigates faith in her latest book, The Believer: Encounters with love, death & faith. From a ghost-hunting academic to a Buddhist death doula and a geologist who believes the universe was created in six days, she meets people united by the desires that drive spiritual convictions.
You're invited to join these two fantastic writers as they share what they've found in their search for answers.
Presented by Sydney Opera House
More about Amal Awad...
Amal Awad is a journalist, author and screenwriter. She has contributed to ELLE, Frankie, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, Daily Life, SBS Life and Junkee. Amal has also produced and presented for ABC Radio National. Amal is the author of five books, including two novels, with a third novel due for release in 2021. She has also contributed to various anthologies. In My Past Life I was Cleopatra: A Sceptical Believer's Journey through the New Age is her latest book.
More about Sarah Krasnostein...
Sarah Krasnostein is a writer admitted to legal practice in Australia and America, and holds a doctorate in criminal law. Her first book, The Trauma Cleaner, won the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Non- Fiction, the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction and the Dobbie Literary Award. It jointly won the Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and academic journals in Australia, the UK and America.
More about Fenella Kernebone...
Fenella has recently joined the University of Sydney as Head of Programming for Sydney Ideas and is Head of Curation for TEDxSydney leading the programming for one of the largest TEDx events in the world. She is an in-demand MC, speaker, moderator and a noted television and radio presenter and producer. Programs have included Art Nation & Sunday Arts on ABC TV; The Movie Show on SBS TV; By Design on Radio National; and her long running cult electronic music show, The Sound Lab on Triple J. She is on the Board of the National Trust of Australia (NSW).
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.