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Antidote is an annual festival of ideas, action and change. Watch inspiring conversations and creative solutions as thinkers, artists and change maker respond to these turbulent times.

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  • Chelsea Manning - Antidote 2018

    Episode 1

    After Chelsea Manning’s 2017 release from military prison, she became one of the world’s most prominent activists around areas of data privacy, surveillance and trans politics. Meet this truly extraordinary change maker at the height of her power, as part of ANTIDOTE 2018.

    In conversation with ...

  • Ronan Farrow - Finding The Truth (2018)

    Episode 2

    One of the most famous journalists in the world today, Ronan Farrow's work for the New Yorker has been integral to the #metoo movement. As a result in part of his reporting multiple powerful men have been held to account, and millions of women have found a voice to call for a stop to sexual hara...

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates - Antidote 2018

    Episode 3

    Author of some of the most seminal essays on contemporary American politics, interviewer of Barack Obama, and writer on Marvel’s Black Panther comics, Ta-Nehisi Coates is a powerful and influential cultural force. He spoke at ANTIDOTE 2018 with Richard Fidler.

  • Now What Do We Do? : Maureen Dowd - Antidote 2018

    Episode 4

    Long-time columnist for The New York Times, Maureen Dowd is one of the most recognized and most read newspaper writers in the world. At ANTIDOTE 2018 she was joined by her friend and fellow journalist Julia Baird for a wide-ranging conversation about that covered everything from fake news to "tha...

  • Race, Power & Privilege - Antidote 2018

    Episode 5

    Megan Davis, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sisonke Msimang reflect on the legacies of colonialism that play out in issues of race across both Australia and America. Beverley Wang chairs this discussion about implications of slavery and dispossession, over-representation in prisons, institutionalised racis...

  • Three Ways To Save The World - Antidote 2018

    Episode 6

    Time is of the essence when you’re trying to save the world. Join Raj Patel, Liz Jackson, and Jonathan Drori as they offer up timely solutions to urgent global problems. Expect economics, design, the natural world and everything in between.
    Session chaired by Rebecca Huntley.

  • Fringe-dwellers & Fanatics - Antidote 2018

    Episode 7

    David Niewart, Jeff Sparrow and Ed Husain examine movements and ideologies whose extreme ideas are entering mainstream politics across western governments, including Australia. They're joined by the Saturday Paper's Maddison Connaughton to consider where this might be dragging the centre of polit...

  • The Gauntlet - Sxip Shirey & Coco Karol (2020)

    Episode 8

    Performed as part of Antidote in 2018, The Gauntlet is a genre-bending performance work, which combines choirs and vocal ensembles, contemporary choreography and site-specific storytelling. In this newly commissioned documentary film, composer Sxip Shirey and choreographer Coco Karol discuss what...