Case Study

Every boat is the first boat [Forthcoming]

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Fifty people, fifteen of them children, died in the wreckage of The Janga on December 15, 2010, at Rocky Point, off the coast of Christmas Island in Australia’s Indian Ocean Territory. Twenty of the dead remain unknown.

Migrants do not only die at sea, but through a strategic use of the sea … [E]ven when they drown following a shipwreck or starve while drifting in currents, there is nothing ‘natural’ about their deaths.

Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani, ‘Liquid Traces’

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At the same time, each screen of these case studies testifies to target communities' strength and courage, as they respond to repeated deaths in custody through myriad creative forms, through lines of solidarity and through an unwavering call for justice.

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