Chasing Asylum

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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.


Critic Reviews for Chasing Asylum

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

  • Vital, evocative and gut-wrenching.

    May 26, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A powerful statement that demands wide circulation and debate.

    May 26, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The revealing and frequently heartbreaking documentary is bound to create shockwaves on home turf and should stir up plenty of interest elsewhere.

    May 26, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Shocking and challenging, Chasing Asylum is not an easy watch - nor should it be. Hopefully this film will get the wide release it deserves, and prove a catalyst for change to a shameful system.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An immensely powerful documentary that presents an urgent and timely argument for compassion in the way governments deal with refugees.

    Sep 5, 2017 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…
  • The important issue of refugees and off-shore detention centres gets half the treatment it deserves in this well-meaning, woefully one-sided slice of activist doco-making from Eva Orner...The film is so one-sided you half-expect the screen to capsize.

    Dec 26, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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