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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...

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...

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...

Human Flow

Directed by Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei is a renowned artist and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, known as the director and producer of Human Flow. An unforgettable journey into our current...

Constance on the Edge

Directed by Belinda Mason Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. Brave, lion-hearted, charismatic Constance, mother of...

Chasing Asylum (2016)

Directed by Eva Orner 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...

Freedom Stories

Directed by Steve Thomas Freedom Stories is a documentary based project that brings together a collection of personal stories from former people seeking asylum who sought asylum in Australia at a time of great political...