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Video of the Week: The Kite Runner actors respond to Donald Trump

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The company of The Kite Runner have started a nightly curtain-call ritual, reading out a response to US President Donald Trump’s executive order this past week banning Syrian refugees as well as all immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Worth watching and sharing.

FORGET ME NOT – Bush Theatre

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Past wrongs cast long shadows. Following the passing of the 1901 Immigration Restriction Act, successive Australian governments favoured migrants from English-speaking countries in what was called the White Australia policy. Between 1945 and 1968, for example, more than 3,000 British children were sent to the antipodes and told they were orphans. They expected the sunshine of a new start; what they got was the darkness of abuse. Australian playwright Tom Holloway’s 2013 drama looks at one instance of this policy, and denounces a historical wrong while at the same time holding a family reunion story close to its heart.