Amin is a diminutive but brawny Persian man who wears a faux-hawk haircut and his shirt always tucked in. He is a highly confident and expressive individual who professes to have once been a street fighter. Amin was previously employed at the Tehran Airport where he fell into trouble with the authorities. Now, a holder of a work visa in Australia, Amin sometimes helps out with admin duties at the Darebin Intercultural Centre but as work has become scarce, has begun to work odd jobs around town.
Black Socialist, White London
“When I started watching the movie with white guys, I realised – they’re laughing at me! When they’re shooting the Native Americans, suddenly I realised I am them!”
“How do we die in here? Do we crash the boat? How do we die?”
“I was in suit – in French you’d say chic – I was so chic. They handcuffed me. Somebody came, with beard, very big guy. Check his watch and says, ‘After two hours I’m going to torture you.'”