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2007 winner Honour Bound Nigel Jamieson , 2006 single work drama

'Since September 11, 2001, Australia's engagement in the 'war on terror' has raised important questions about the balance between the pursuit of our national security and our human rights. 'Honour Bound' is an intensely passionate and confronting new work that explores these issues through an extraordinary combination of dance, film, theatre and aerial performances. This world premiere brings together some of Australia's most exciting creative talent. It's a culturally and artistically ambitious work that focuses on the experiences of Terry Hicks and his son David - held in Guantanamo Bay for four years without trial. It integrates Terry's personal testimony as a father, and draws on letters, internal Pentagon papers and the accounts of former detainees. Set within an eight-metre square cage, the performance and projections take place on the walls, ceiling and floor. A daring and provocative work, 'Honour Bound' is about some of the most important issues we face as a society today: law and order, hatred and love, humanity and human beings pushed to the very edge of their limits.'

Source: Sydney Opera House website,
Sighted: 24/07/2006

2002 winner Same, Same But Different Force Majeure , Kate Champion , 2002 single work drama