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11/10/2009

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 October 2009

THE FORUM - A World Of Ideas - presented by BRIDGET KENDALL.

This week The Forum has an Australian accent.

Recorded in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, before a lively audience in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, the programme challenges Australian stereotypes.

Aboriginal lawyer and novelist LARISSA BEHRENDT claims it’s time Australia woke up to the fact its legal rights system doesn’t work for everyone.

Singer, writer, director and public arts advocate ROBYN ARCHER challenges the way Australia sees itself and the world.

Cultural thinker, Indonesian born IEN ANG, asks if Australia is becoming part of Asia, and does Asia want it to be?

And the audience in the Utzon Room doesn’t hold back in expressing its views either.

  • THIS WEEK'S ILLUSTRATION

    THIS WEEK'S ILLUSTRATION

    Australia now speaking in Aboriginal and Asian voices, by Emily Kasriel

  • THE SYDNEY PROGRAMME GUESTS

    THE SYDNEY PROGRAMME GUESTS

    From left to right: Robyn Archer, Larissa Behrendt, Ien Ang and Bridget Kendall

  • RECORDING THE SYDNEY FORUM

    RECORDING THE SYDNEY FORUM

    Photos by the production team

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  • IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME

    The Forum leaves Australia and sets off for New Zealand where Bridget Kendall presents the show from the Te Papa Museum in Wellington. With another lively audience and three guests, the topics of discussion are the human heart, human value and a post human world.

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