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Film screening of ‘Chasing Asylum’
June 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25
Join employees from Jesuit Refugee Service and The House of Welcome for a screening of Chasing Asylum followed by a Q&A with front line workers delivering services for asylum seekers in Australia.
Academy Award Winner, Eva Orner’s 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.
Proceeds from this charity screening will go towards providing services for asylum seekers in Australia being assisted by the Jesuit Refugee Service and the House Of Welcome.