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Chasing Asylum
Author: Eva Orner

ISBN: 9781460751930
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26 April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.4
'My work as a filmmaker has taken me to some wild, dangerous places. I've filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Cambodia and more. It's been a crazy, peripatetic kind of life, taking me to war zones or desperately poor, chaotic, unstable countries. I've been sick, injured, scared and had too many close calls to mention.I spend a lot of time alone, in airports, lugging camera gear, gazing up at flickering departure boards. But I love it. I love the feeling I get when I am heading into the unknown. All I want to do is tell the important stories.'

Personal, gripping and compelling, this memoir documents Australian filmmaker Eva Orner's behind-the-scenes journey making of her Chasing Asylum documentary on Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

Feeling angry and disappointed with Australia's refugee policies and practices, the Oscar and Emmy award-winning filmmaker returned to Australia from a decade living in the States to make a documentary about what she describes as Australia's 'woefully inadequate' treatment of asylum seekers. Embarking on a tumultuous eighteen months, Eva filmed in Indonesia, Cambodia, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iran - where, if she'd ...

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