It’s been a very exciting time here at ‘The Human, Earth Project’ with our festival book launch earlier this month, our very first Queensland screening this week, and our ‘Sisters for Sale’ exhibition opening next week!

Festival book launch

‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’, the fourth and final book in the ‘Sisters for Sale’ series, launched at the 2022 Newcastle Writers Festival earlier this month.

The one-hour event, held at the wonderful Press Book House, included a book reading and interview hosted by journalist Alexandra Morris.

We had a capacity crowd, with people standing in the back. It was lovely to catch up with everyone, including numerous people who have been involved in the creation of the ‘Sisters for Sale’ books and documentary.

I was especially glad to see Di, the mother of Mike Taylor, to whom the book is dedicated. 

Photo by Keighley Bradford

Queensland screening

This Thursday 28th April will mark the first-ever Queensland screening of our multi-award-winning documentary, ‘Sisters for Sale’.

I’ll be hosting the event with the wonderful Kim Miller of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. It will be held at the spectacular 39th-floor Sky Lounge at Student One on Wharf Street, Brisbane.

Kim and I will be hosting a Q&A session after the documentary, and I’ll also be signing ‘Sisters for Sale’ books, which will be available at the event for specially discounted prices.

If you’re in the area, it will be fantastic to see you there! Reserve your seat here.

‘Sisters for Sale’ exhibition 

I’m especially excited about the ‘Sisters for Sale’ exhibition which will be opening on 7th May at Lighthouse Arts in Newcastle.

It will be a selection of photos and stories showcasing my 10-month, 40,000-kilometre journey across 10 countries of Asia to find 100 people, including my kidnapped friends May and Pang.

‘Sisters for Sale’ will be the very first solo exhibition hosted by Lighthouse Arts in their beautiful heritage gallery on Newcastle’s iconic headland, and will run for a month.

My house has beginning filling up with dozens of photographic prints, frames, and a mannequin dressed in a beautiful Black Hmong costume, which will all be part of the exhibition.

If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you there!

– Ben 

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