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Chasing Asylum (2016)

Chasing Asylum tells the story of Australia's cruel, inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, examining the human, political, financial and moral impact of current and previous policy.

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Eva Orner
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John Howard ... Himself, Prime Minister of Australia 1996-2007 (archive footage)
Julia Gillard Julia Gillard ... Herself, Prime Minister of Australia 2010-2013 (archive footage)
Tony Abbott Tony Abbott ... Himself, Prime Minister of Australia 2013-2015 (archive footage)
Scott Morrison Scott Morrison ... Himself, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection 2013-2014 (archive footage)
Mark Isaacs Mark Isaacs ... Himself, immigration detention centre employee on Nauru
Nicole Judge Nicole Judge ... Herself, immigration detention centre employee on Nauru and Manus Island
Greg Lake Greg Lake ... Himself, former director of the Nauru immigration detention camp
Michael Bachelard Michael Bachelard ... Himself, journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald
Khadim Dai Khadim Dai ... Himself, Hazara refugee (as Khadim)
Asad Asad ... Himself, Hazara refugee
Kevin Rudd Kevin Rudd ... Himself, Prime Minister of Australia 2007-2010 and 2013 (archive footage)
Martin Appleby Martin Appleby ... Himself, G4S Guard, Manus Regional Processing Centre
David Manne David Manne ... Himself, executive director, Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre
David Marr David Marr ... Himself, journalist and author
Peter Young Peter Young ... Himself, chief psychiatrist, detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru
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Chasing Asylum tells the story of Australia's cruel, inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, examining the human, political, financial and moral impact of current and previous policy.

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The film the Australian Government Doesn't Want You to See

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Documentary

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USA | Australia

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English | Dari | Persian | Arabic

Release Date:

26 May 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylum See more »

Filming Locations:

Nauru See more »

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Nerdy Girl Films See more »
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Australian government breaking international law in its xenophobic immigration policies
20 June 2016 | by bethanymondaySee all my reviews

This film shows first-hand the conditions and treatment of people, including children, being kept in indefinite detention for doing nothing wrong or illegal. All refugees have the right to seek asylum in any signatory country to the 1951 Convention on Refugees, yet Australia breaks the law, and denies these people their human rights, purely to set an "example" to others who might want to try to come to Australia by sea.

Journalists are banned from these detention camps, and seeing this film, you know why! When people see how these refugees are being abused, they will feel sickened and furious. This film is not melodramatic, or biased: it presents what is happening clearly and honestly, and shows the depths that governments will go to to try to win votes.

Anyone who thinks they are a human being should see this film!


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