Films & DVDs
A Beginning List of Fourteen DVDs/Films
for those interested in refugee issues
- Refugee Council of Australia’s List of Films
- Amnesty International – 7 free short films about refugees recommended by human rights educators
- Videos from the UNHCR youtube website –https://www.youtube.com/unhcr
- TED Talks Playlist (10 talks): Refugees welcome
- Border Politics – trailer
- BORDER POLITICS follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees by most Western democracies.
- This contemporary story is about the threat to human rights, the loss of democratic values and our increasingly heartless treatment of ‘the other’.
The Staging Post – Inspirational new film
- The film follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim
Muzafar was a presenter at 2018 National RAR Conference
More information here
- Christmas Island’s famous migrating crabs, lost souls caught in limbo and political detainees intersect in lyrical, highly cinematic fashion in the Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary award winner.
- The tiny Indian Ocean Territory of Christmas Island has been a centre for migrating populations for millennia – first, the distinctive Christmas Island red crabs; then phosphate miners from Malaya in the 19th century; and most recently, people seeking asylum in Australia. It is here, at the nexus of the three, that first-time feature documentarian Gabrielle Brady locates her extraordinary essay, an expansion of her award-winning 2017 short The Island. – http://www.christmasislandfilm.com/
- Here is a little 20 minute taster from The Guardian UK released last year. – https://www.theguardian.com/
world/ng-interactive/2017/apr/ 13/crossing-boundaries-crabs- asylum-seekers-and-therapy-on- christmas-island-video
- Best Documentary Tribeca Film Festival 2018.
- Prix Buyens-Chagoll Visions du Reel, Switzerland 2018
- Best Documentary Official Competition at Valletta Film Festival 2018
- Special Jury Mention Edinburgh Film Festival 2018
- RCOA List of Books on Refugees
- RCOA List of Books about Refugee Journeys
- Booktopia’s List of Books – Refugees & Political Asylum
- More Books – Refugees tell their Story in Non-Fiction, Fiction and Poetry
- Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World, Cambridge University Press, 2018
- No Friend But the Mountains by Kurdish journalist of Behrouz Boochani – No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison is available in bookstores and online.