Asylum seeker documentary comes to Hurstville

Crowd funding: A still from the new documentary Chasing Asylum. Picture: Supplied

Crowd funding: A still from the new documentary Chasing Asylum. Picture: Supplied

The plight of asylum seekers will be highlighted in a new documentary to be shown in Hurstville later this month.

Chasing Asylum is directed by Oscar-winning Australian documentary maker Eva Orner and follows the lives of asylum seekers attempting to enter Australia.

The film also features never before seen footage shot from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps.

The St George Branch of Amnesty International will show the film at Event Cinema’s in Hurstville from 6:30pm on Monday October, 31.

Amnesty International St George branch convener Tam Ho said the film explores the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia's offshore detention policies.

'It includes footage from inside Australia's offshore detention camps and interviews with social workers who worked there,’’ she said.

'Unlike a traditional movie showing, this is a crowd funded event so we need at least 60 tickets be reserved before October 23 in order for the screening to occur.’’

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