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Life Savers
Code: 235  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs
Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Benjamin Gilmour, Nathan Mullins, Margaret Barbalet (facilitator)
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The preciousness of life is most obvious when life is threatened. Meet two men who have worked to save lives in some of the most difficult places on earth. Paramedic Benjamin Gilmour’s Paramedico describes his medical adventures with ambulance services around the world, while aid worker and army reservist Nathan Mullins’s Keep Your Head Down tells us what the war in Afghanistan is really like. They talk to Margaret Barbalet.

Benjamin Gilmour (Australian)

Benjamin Gilmour is an ambulance paramedic based in Sydney, a filmmaker, producer of music and theatre, freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, and a widely published poet. He is the director of the feature film Son of a Lion and the TV series My Family Feast, which coincided with the release of his first book, Warrior Poets, in 2008. In 2011 Benjamin released Paramedico: Around the world by ambulance, telling of his adventures with paramedics in a variety of countries.

Nathan Mullins (Australian)

Nathan Mullins is an ex-cop, ex-soldier with the Australian Reserve Special Forces in Afghanistan and former security consultant in Iraq. He was also a volunteer in humanitarian emergencies for Australian Aid International. He is currently a security advisor for Australian Volunteers International and author of How to Amputate a Leg and Keep Your Head Down. When he’s not travelling, he lives in Melbourne with his wife and three daughters.

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Margaret Barbalet (Australian)

Margaret Barbalet is a poet, short story writer and novelist, the most recent being The Presence of Angels. Her newest work is the script of the short film, Count Your Fingers.  A new novel is with her London agent. A former diplomat, posted to Abu Dhabi from 2005 to 2008, she now lives in Sydney and is working on a novel set in Ashfield.

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