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What I Can See Right Now

It’s raining on Michael’s last afternoon on Manus Island, and Aziz drops by to catch up. They discuss where things are at with Aziz and the other men, and what he expects will happen next. Then, it’s time to say farewell.

This episode will be the last of our short updates – but we’ll return soon with another full episode, unpacking what Michael found when he visited Manus Island.

If I can predict, the only thing that’s gonna happen is we will be just forgotten in this island.’

Abdul Aziz Muhamat

Photo of Abdul Aziz Muhamat in Lorengau

Abdul Aziz Muhamat in Lorengau, Manus Island — Photo: Michael Green

In this update

  • Abdul Aziz Muhamat

  • Michael Green

Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes ‘Please Gamelan Again’ by Colleen, and ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ by Tomoki Kanda.

Further reading

More information

The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.

This short update was edited and mixed by Jon Tjhia.

Thank you

Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.

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