‘I have not run from the POLICE for over 40 YEARS. But I know HOW to’
Those are my FATHER’s words. It’s the 1ST of October 2017
He is ready to VOTE for a NON-BINDING referendum
I am on the PHONE to him and I CAN’T breathe
Why You Should Care About Catalonia by Silvia Brown
On 1st October, before police used violence against voters in a non-binding referendum, I was on the phone to my father, when he said to me: ‘I haven’t run from the police in over 40 years but I know how to’
My piece is a speech created for RMIT Professional Writing and Editing course. My motivation is to stir people’s consciences.
Silvia Brown is a creative writer who calls Australia home. Her dark fiction stories are available in different anthologies on Amazon and she is a contributor writer for GoMovieReviews.
You can find Silvia on Twitter.
Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Nat V.
Silvia Brown’s short story, Why You Should Care About Catalonia is written and read by Silvia. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.
Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Outside the Terminal” and “Shifts of Currents”.
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
Sound effects used in this episode by:
Adolf Hitler Juli 1932 By Wartime Radio CC0 1.0
Police siren By MultiMax2121 CC0 1.0
Rome San Giovanni 15ott2011 Riots By Nexusmoves CC0 1.0
Gun Battle Short By ShawnyBoy CC0 1.0
Marching 3 By WebbFilmsUK CC BY 3.0
Phone Tone 6 By Kwahmah_02 CC BY 3.0
Caçerolada 11 Novembre 2014 By M4athieu CC BY 3.0
AMBIENCE MANIFESTATION SANT CELONI (IN INDE INDEPE3NDENCIA) By Marsal Oido CC BY 3.0
Slow Motion Ben Sound CC BY-ND 3.0
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