Tales of hope and survival from Myanmar's Insein Prison

Conferences & public forums
Regional NSW


5:30pm Thursday 30 May


Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall
55 Dalley St
Mullumbimby NSW


Mullumbimby: Join Sean Turnell, author of An Unlikely Prisoner, and Ma Thida, activist and author of A-Maze, for an intimate conversation with Mick O’Regan about their time in Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison.

Sean Turnell spent almost two years in Myanmar’s terrifying Insein prison, accused of being a spy. Ma Thida was also incarcerated there, denied medical treatment and came very close to dying. In the face of such trauma, how did they survive? Ma Thida immersed herself in her practice of Buddhist Vipassana meditation and Sean says his sense of humour got him through. Important players in Myanmar’s government and politics, three years after the military seized power in a coup, what hope do they hold for the return of democracy?

Tickets: $30 Members /$35 General + Booking Fees

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