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The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is pleased to present Chasing Asylum in our 2016 program. The film will feature at HRAFF Opening Night in Melbourne on May 5 and is also premiering in Alice Springs, Darwin and Perth as part of the festival.

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[1]Chasing Asylum is an important documentary that brings to light the human impact of this global issue.

[1] United Nations, Dec 2015


Melbourne – Opening Night 5 May
Alice Springs – 30 May
Perth – 31 May
Darwin – 7 June
Perpetual City of Melbourne Australian Ethical Super + Investments Australian Centre for the Moving Image