Cast from the Storm (2016)
Directed by David Mason
Cast from the Storm is an award winning Australian documentary that tells a tender story of transformation, acceptance and belonging. Asfar, Maryam and Wiam face the usual challenges of navigating high school – with one difference. They were forced to leave their home countries and everything they knew behind. Now in Australia, they must start not only a new school, in a new country – but also a new life.
They join Treehouse Theatre, an after-school theatre group, which gives them the chance to share their extraordinary experiences. A coming of age story, this uplifting documentary shares the reality of what it means to be a teenager and a displaced person. This is the story of what comes after, and what it means to remake your home.
A Well-founded Fear (2008)
Directed by Anne Delaney & Bentley Dean
A Well-Founded Fear is the moving documentary film about ERC’s research work to follow up on the fate of asylum seekers who are deported from Australia.
With footage shot in Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Canada, the film shows part of the search led by ERC Director Phil Glendenning to find the asylum seekers Australia rejected.
Anthem: An Act of Sedition (2005)
Directed by Tahir Cambis and Helen Newman
This documentary gives voice to everyday people affected by the ‘war on terror’ and Australia’s mandatory detention policies.
The Cage House (2002)
Directed by Angela Van Boxtel
This award-winning short film was inspired by the drawings of 6-year-old Shayan Badraie in Villawood Detention Centre.
Australia Has No Winter (1999)
Directed by Amos Cohen and Sherine Salama
Stevan Arbutina, a Serb, is married to Georgia, a Croatian. They are forced to immigrate to Australia after the devastating civil war in Yugoslavia makes it impossible for them to find peace and security in their old country. This compelling film traces the family’s journey from Belgrade to Melbourne.