Session Announcement: Chasing Asylum Screening & Q&A

Friday 29 April 2016

* Exciting News UpdateEva Orner will now be in Melbourne for the Q&A with Julian Burnside. Don’t miss this opportunity to view this important film and hear from the filmmakers on election eve.

Tickets are selling fast and don’t forget all tickets include an antipasto pack and beverage. Summit Delegates can attend at cost price – see below for details.

About the film:

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 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. Chasing Asylum explores the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia’s decision to lock away families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, destroying their lives under the pretext of saving them.

Film duration (96 min)

MA 15+

About the Event: 

A screening of the new documentary from Oscar winning filmmaker, Eva Orner will be followed by a live Q&A with her here in Melbourne, facilitated by Barrister and human rights advocate, Julian Burnside (OA).

Date:              Friday, 1 July 2016

Time:              6:30-9pm (please arrive by 6:10pm for a 6:30pm start)

Venue:           ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000


$36                Members of the general public may book for this screening here
$25                Screen Futures delegates have been emailed a private link to book at cost price . Newly registered delegates will receive this link when registering.

All tickets include an antipasto snack pack and a beverage.