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Chasing Asylum (2016)

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Chasing Asylum

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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…

An immensely powerful documentary that presents an urgent and timely argument for compassion in the way governments deal with refugees.

September 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.

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

Australia's deplorable treatment of asylum seekers gets a devastating takedown... This is an international crime, one that much of the world is unaware of, and it cannot be allowed to continue... [U]rgent and essential journalism.

September 20, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Restrained but undeniably disturbing.

May 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's as incendiary a work of documentary filmmaking that this country has produced in quite some time.

May 27, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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