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.
For details of national screenings, visit www.chasingasylum.com.au.
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.