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Life is Waiting

Iara Lee Most people think that colonialism in Africa has ended. But in the territory of Western Sahara, the end of European rule only gave way to a new occupation, this time by Morocco. More than four decades later...

Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

Directed by Jessie Taylor When she was 9, Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the...

When Mary Met Mohammad

Directed by Heather Kirkpatrick This film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad...

The Land Between

David Fedele The Land Between offers an intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is to enter Europe by...

Leaky Boats

Directed by Victoria Midwinter-Pitt
A moving documentary about how the Australian Government used the refugee boats as a mechanism to boost its standing in the polls during the election to clinch a victory.

Pushing the Elephant

Directed by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel This documentary tells the story of Rose Mapendo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As Rose fled the atrocities of war in DRC, she was forced to leave her...

War Child: Emmanuel Jal’s Story

Directed by C. Karim Chrobog A former child soldier in Sudan, Emmanuel Jal is now an internationally acclaimed hip-hop artist who fights for peace and reconciliation in his home country. War Child intersperses original...

Hope

Directed by Steve Thomas Hope is the story of Amal Basry, one of 400 Iraqi refugees on the ill-fated SIEV X, which sank between Indonesia and Australia, killing 353 people. Amal was one of only seven survivors who made...