Gillian Triggs, Julian Burnside to join Eva Orner in Chasing Asylum roadshow

19 April, 2016 by Staff Writer

Chasing Asylum.


Australian filmmaker Eva Orner will join President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, crusading lawyer Julian Burnside and more for Q&As following a number of event screenings of Chasing Asylum nationally.

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, and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights".  

The film promises never-before-seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps.

The Australian premiere season begins in Melbourne on May 5 with the sold out Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) opening night.

The film will then screen in Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Sydney, Alice Springs, Perth and Darwin. 

Additional Q&A sessions have been added to the tour to meet demand.

The film will have a theatrical season from May 26 at The Classic, Cinema Nova and Sun Theatre Yarraville in Melbourne, New Farm Cinema in Brisbane, Dendy Newtown in Sydney, Dendy Cinema Canberra and Luna Cinema in Perth. 

The film will also be available to book on demand at your local cinema via TUGG from June 2.

To coincide with the film’s Australian season, Harper Collins will also release a book, Chasing Asylum, on the making of the documentary.

Information on all sessions and Q&A's is here.