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Chasing Asylum (Encore Screening)

FilmAsylum Seekers and Refugees

Eva Orner / Australia / 2016 / 96 mins / English, Dari, Farsi and Arabic with English subtitles / Documentary

“I really hope that Chasing Asylum informs and engages Australians to think more openly about the individual experiences of displaced people seeking a safer life.” – Eva Orner, Director/Producer.


Globally, there is no more urgent issue than the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. Chasing Asylum – created by Academy Award-winning Australian director Eva Orner – is an ambitious, moving and confronting documentary that explores this issue in-depth. The film features never-before-seen footage of off-shore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island, revealing the conditions asylum seekers are living in.

Right now, there are 60 million displaced people in the world – that’s one in every 122 humans that are either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. Chasing Asylum is an important documentary that brings to light the human impact of this global issue.

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This film has been classified MA15+. Not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.


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The film will be introduced by Australian barrister Julian Burnside AO QC.


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