STREAM
FODI Festival

DATE & TIME
03 & 04 SEPTEMBER 2016

LOCATION
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Are we witnessing the slow rise of fascism?

2016 was a crazy year. But we say that every time. Between #BlackLivesMatter, border protection and fishing the high seas, are we making our way to a fairer world?

FODI16 packed a dangerous punch. Headlining with the opening address was #BlackLivesMatter founder Alicia Garcia alongside Australian journalist Stan Grant. They were followed by a host of prodigious thinkers unafraid to question the status-quo. FODI’s meticulously crafted program invited speakers to probe the key themes of ‘Disappearing Countries’, ‘Dealing in Death’, ‘Disruptive Behaviour’ and ‘Dirty Politics’.

Speakers

Over 50 speakers addressed the crowd, challenged our conscious minds and subconscious beliefs with over 24 solo sessions, 12 panels and one free workshop. They included:

Alicia Garzia

Alicia is an activist, author and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter.

Andrew Bolt

Andrew is a conservative social and political commentator.

Lionel Shriver

Lionel is an American author and journalist best known for her Orange Prize winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Philippe Legrain

Philippe is a British political economist and author. He writes on globalisation, migration, and the euro.

Molly Crabapple

is a visual artist and Drawing Blood author whose pen has taken her to Syria, Guantanamo Bay, Gaza and Occupy Wall Street.

Henry Rollins

is a Former Black Flag frontman and spoken-word performer.

Tracey Holmes

is an Australian journalist and presenter specialising predominantly in sport.

Jennifer Rayner

is a former economic policy adviser for federal and territory Labor. Her book, Generation Less (2016), highlighted generational inequality.

Lee Vinsel

is a technology historian who promotes maintenance over innovation.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

is an Inuk activist who believes the failure to act on climate change a violation of Inuk human rights.

Lev Grossman

is author of The Magicians trilogy, TIME’s book critic and tech writer.

Miranda Johnson

is an environmental advocate and The Economists Environment Correspondent.

Who is it for?


  • THE ACTIVIST
  • THE FUTURIST
  • THE PROVOCATEUR

What you'll take away


  • 01A TRIBE CALLED QUEST-IONS
  • 02CHILLING CALLS TO ACTION
  • 03STOMACH-TURNING STATISTICS

Things to think about


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