This version of The voice behind the fence was first performed on March 3rd, 2012 as part of Short+Sweet Bangalore 2012 at Ranga Shankara, Bangalore, India (pictured) by Anju Alva Naik. Anju was awarded Best Actress at the festival for her moving performance.
The voice behind the fence
Her name is not important…only her number. She is a refugee, an asylum seeker, reviled by the nation that has imprisoned her. The voice behind the fence that fails to penetrate the heart of a cold country. A passionate plea against Australia’s appalling mandatory detention system.