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Australian Revelations: Chasing Asylum

Revelation Perth International Film Festival has announced their next title for the series Australian Revelations.

The documentary Chasing Asylum exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies, and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country in which leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights.

General Manager and Communications Director Suzanne Worner says the film features never before seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, revealing the personal impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo.

You can purchase tickets to the film screening here. It is set for Monday 27 March at The Backlot Perth from 6.30pm.

The documentary will be preceded by music video and behind-the-scenes documentary Djarliny, featuring Aboriginal elders speaking about land and culture.

“This amazing film is the result of a partnership between Community Arts Network and Narrogin Senior High school, delivering a program with Noongar teenagers to promote resilience through language, dance, music, film and cultural traditions.¬†Djarliny means ‘listen’ in Noongar, the traditional language of South West WA.”

Both films form part of the RPIFF’s monthly screenings of Australian films from the past, present and future.

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