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Find all the best resources developed by people across Australia on key issues relevant to refugees in Australia.

Journey beyond fear

This is a feature documentary told through the eyes of a teenage girl and her refugee family in pursuit of resettlement. This emotional roller coaster takes us from despair to joy through hope, humour and love –...

Island of Hungry Ghosts

Directed by Gabrielle Brady, 2018 Having relocated her family to the tiny Australian territory of Christmas Island, Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor spending her days coaxing stories from detained asylum seekers in a high...

The Cultural Atlas (SBS)

The Cultural Atlas is an online atlas including over fifty countries representing Australia’s largest migrant populations. It provides a comprehensive guide to each country, describing the dominant culture of each...

Stop the Boats

Simon Kurian Stop the Boats tells the story of how Australia used a three word slogan to demonise people seeking asylum, fleeing war and persecution; condemning them to indefinite offshore detention and torture in...

Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time

Behrouz Boochani On the picturesque coast of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, beyond the sandy beach and palm trees, almost a thousand people seeking asylum are kept behind wire fences by armed guards. We’re used to...

Watan

Watan (2018) James L. Brown, Bill Irving The film features a series of interwoven portraits of Syrians eking out lives in the major refugee camps and cities of Jordan. Their struggle shows the human face of the refugee...

The Staging Post

Jolyon Hoff The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia ‘stopped the boats’ and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started...

Visa cancellations cases

This database shows cases since the introduction of the legislation in December 2014 expanding the cancellations of visas. It was developed in collaboration with a Visa Cancellations Working Group, of which the Refugee...

Hope Road

Tom Zubrycki A refugee from the Sudanese civil war, Zacharia (one of the ‘lost boys’ of Sudan) lives in Sydney, Australia, with his partner and daughter.  He desperately wants to do something for his village, now in the...

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