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Films and TV

Watch these incredible films and TV series capturing the stories and journeys of people seeking refuge.

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Films available for screenings

You can watch and share these films, documentaries and shows about refugees and people seeking asylum in your own home. If you would like to organise a public screening, you must contact the rights holder directly to obtain permission. We have included contact details or links, where available, to enable you to contact them directly.
Myanmar's killing fields large

Myanmar’s Killing Fields

A special investigation into the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. The film examines evidence that Myanmar’s security forces used systematic rape and terror tactics to expel hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...

Dear habib

Dear Habib

Dear Habib is an animated video focusing on the experiences of Habib, who journeyed to the UK from Afghanistan at just 14, and his experience of transitioning to adulthood.

Midnight traveller

Midnight Traveller

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters.

Guardians

Guardians

A group of young people known as the YLCSC are campaigning so that all children who arrive in the UK alone get a legal guardian.

A road to oxford

Road to Oxford

In 2018, Rawan escaped the Syrian Civil War and left the country he was born in. This is his road to Oxford, UK.

Revenir to return

Revenir (To return)

Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Revenir follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent

So you think you can stay

So You Think You Can Stay

This powerful campaign film by NOAS uses a spoof talent show format to highlight the refuge process in Norway, and exposes the complexities of the application system. While the contestants and judges are fictitious...

Rosemary’s way

Rosemary’s Way

Charismatic changemaker, Rosemary Kariuki, is on a mission to empower migrant women, enticing them out of cultural silos, exposing them to new ideas, experiences and the wider Australian society.

Stateless

Stateless

A woman escaping a cult, a refugee fleeing with his family, a father trapped in a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat on the verge of a national scandal find their lives intertwined in an immigration detention centre.

Manus

Manus

Manus is a 13 minute film which shines a light on the plight of hundreds of asylum seekers held captive by the Australian Government on Manus Island in PNG for over 6 years.

For sama

For Sama

A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria.

Films or TV about Australia

Go Back to Where You Came From

This television series followed the journey of six ordinary Australians who agreed to challenge their preconceptions and trace in reverse the journeys that refugees have taken to reach Australia.

Behrouz

‘Behrouz' is a feature documentary telling the story of Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish journalist who fled the Iranian regime, seeking asylum in Australia in 2013. Transferred to Manus Island Detention prison a month after...

Films or TV about our region

The Missing

This series documents the stories of five missing people from five different communities, across three different continents.

Myanmar’s Killing Fields

A special investigation into the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. The film examines evidence that Myanmar’s security forces used systematic rape and terror tactics to expel hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...

Journey beyond fear

This is a feature documentary told through the eyes of a teenage girl and her refugee family in pursuit of resettlement in Malaysia.

Other films

Limbo

A tragicomic take on the experience of Syrian refugees in Scotland.

People of Nowhere

This short film looks at the human consequences of the Syrian conflict and the resulting populations’ displacements