Chasing Asylum: Screening and Q&A

Ma 15+ Strong Coarse Language

Chasing Asylum exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate their basic human rights.

Art Screening previously on at ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 01 July 2016 to Friday 01 July 2016

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Published by anonymous on Thursday 23 June 2016.
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The film features never-before-seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, revealing the personal impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo. Chasing Asylum explores the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia’s decision to lock away families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, destroying their lives under the pretext of saving them.

A screening of this new documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Eva Orner will be followed by a Q&A with her, live from New York.

The film will be introduced by Melbourne barrister and human-rights advocate Julian Burnside AO, and will be followed by a conversation between Julian and Eva. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of both.