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A Beginning List of Fourteen DVDs/Films
for those interested in refugee issues

Border Politics – New Film About a “Dark Patch in Australian History”

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  • 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

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

  • 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

 

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