CHASING ASYLUM (OPENING NIGHT)
Eva Orner / Australia / 2016 / 96 mins / English, Dari, Farsi and Arabic with English subtitles / Documentary
“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. Chasing Asylum is an important documentary that brings to light the human impact of this global issue.