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Armidale: Film: Chasing Asylum
19 August 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees and Progressive Cinema present
on Friday, 19th August, at 6pm,
at Kent House in Faulkner Street, opposite Central Park,
All welcome to the screening and community dinner afterwards. Entry and dinner free.
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.