We All Know What's Happening
Samara Hersch & Lara Thoms
A neo-colonial history lesson by children.
We All Know What’s Happening is performed by seven Australian children in collaboration with seven young asylum seekers who grew up in a refugee detention centre on the Island of Nauru. The work begins in the style of a school theatre production presenting a naive history lesson. The performers reveal that from early phosphate mining to current refugee detention centres, global colonial powers have been literally placing themselves in the middle of this tiny island.