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March Australian Revelations: Chasing Asylum

Dir: Eva Orner
Year: 2016
Duration: 90mins

6.30pm, Monday March 27th
Backlot Studios
21 Simpson St, West Perth
Buy tickets here

At Rev we love documentary and we love social justice - and we love this film. Winner of the AACTA Award for best documentary and one of the most internationally acclaimed Australian documentaries of recent years, Chasing Asylum comes from Oscar winning director Eva Orner. 

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 of their basic human rights.

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.

"This viscerally intense exposé of Australia’s asylum seeker policy will make audiences feel like a brick smashed to pieces with a sledgehammer" - The Guardian

"Chasing Asylum" confronts Australia's hardline policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore processing centers, offering a powerfully crafted plea for human rights will move many viewers to tears" - Variety

6.30pm, Monday March 27th
Backlot Studios
21 Simpson St, West Perth
Buy tickets here

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