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Asylum Seekers

Refugees, asylum seekers and government immigration policy including studies of "the Pacific Solution", the campaign against detention centres and refugee detention in Australia. Also including stories of Tibetan refugees in India, Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, and issues relating to Afghanistan in the aftermath of the war against the Taliban.

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BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 81 min

The story of four charismatic and inspirational African women, now living in Australia, who, with the help of acclaimed theatre director Ros Horin, turned their harrowing stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity that has filled theatres from across their new country to the other side of the world. more

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BORDER POLITICS

BORDER POLITICS

2018 (PG) 90 min

In this film, leading Human Rights barrister, Julian Burnside AO, deconstructs harsh asylum seeker policies around the world, arguing that failure in political leadership is compromising human rights and destroying democratic principles in the West. more

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CHILDREN OF TIBET

CHILDREN OF TIBET

2003 (G) 53 min

A remarkable story seen through the eyes of three children who risk their lives escaping Tibet across the Himalayas in search of a new life in India. A moving story of bravery and determination. more

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DYING TO LEAVE

DYING TO LEAVE

2004 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 104 min

A two-part series about the ever-growing industry of people smuggling and human trafficking in a globalised world. more

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FREEDOM STORIES

FREEDOM STORIES

2015 (PG) 99 min

Explores the achievements of former 'boat people' who arrived from the Middle-East around the watershed year of 2001. Locked in remote detention centres and then placed on temporary protection visas, their limbo lasted for years. Now Australian citizens, they are building secure lives and contributing to their new country. more

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FRIENDLY ENEMY ALIEN

FRIENDLY ENEMY ALIEN

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 90 min

In June 1940, the HMT Dunera leaves Liverpool for Australia crammed with over 2,500 German, Austrian and Italian internees. We hear from the last survivors of the "Dunera Scandal," who tell the story of the 57-day long journey and what happened after they were interned by the British Government in an Australian Outback... more

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HOPE

HOPE

2008 (M) 104 min

In 2001, 400 asylum seekers set out on a boat known as the Siev X. Only 7 made it to Australia. Amal Basry was one of them ... more

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I REMEMBER 1948

I REMEMBER 1948

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 24 min

Palestinian elders share memories of the year they became refugees. Personal memories of the tumultuous days of Al Nakba, 'the catastrophe', May 15th 1948, when 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes. more

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LAND BETWEEN, THE

LAND BETWEEN, THE

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 77 min

An intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco: most dream of jumping the fence into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in search of "a better life" in Europe. more

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MOLLY & MOBARAK

MOLLY & MOBARAK

2003 (M) 85 min

Molly and Mobarak starts where the hysteria and hyperbole of media commentary on the Tampa incident and refugee problems leave off. It is a film that provides an intimate insight into what it means to be on a temporary protection visa, to be only partially accepted by the country you live in and to endure the emotional... more

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NUN'S NEW HABIT, A

NUN'S NEW HABIT, A

2008 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 56 min

This documentary follows Sister Carmel, a sister of the Good Samaritans, in her fight for social justice. Along with many of her contemporaries, she is passionately involved with the plight of refugees who were incarcerated in detention for many years and the ongoing psychological trauma suffered after their release. more

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PUNISHED NOT PROTECTED

PUNISHED NOT PROTECTED

2004 (PG) 58 min

PUNISHED NOT PROTECTED is an educational documentary series in four parts (on one DVD) featuring the views of leading Australians and concerned citizens on the effects of government policy on asylum seekers and temporary protection visa holders. more

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REVENIR (To Return)

REVENIR (To Return)

2018 (PG) 77 min

For years, stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Revenir is a story from the inside: a bold new documentary by Australian filmmaker David Fedele in collaboration with Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in Paris. more

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THINK ABOUT IT!

THINK ABOUT IT!

2008 (PG) 53 min

A film by two self-confessed 'ordinary Australians' and novice filmmakers. Richard and Wendy Friar are committed to bringing people together for the future of world peace, democracy and the planet. more

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TROUBLESOME PRIEST, THE

TROUBLESOME PRIEST, THE

2017 (G) 30 min

The story of Father Rod Bower, an Anglican priest from the central coast of New South Wales, whose provocative church signs go viral through social media around the world. He is committed to the belief that Australia's treatment of asylum seekers has put the soul of the nation in peril. more

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