limonero films | Stop the Boats
Asylum seekers in Australia are sent to detention camps indefinitely, in the Naurus and Manus islands and they are left there.
Asylum seekers, Australian Government, migrant, crisis, Human rights, Nauru, Manus island
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Stop the Boats

TITLE

Stop the Boats

FORMAT

1 x 80´ & 52'

Category
Documentary
Tags
Asylum Seekers, Australia, Human Rights, Manus Island, Migrant Crisis, Nauru, Stop the Boats

This is a story of indefinite detention and torture, told by the asylum seekers held on the islands of Nauru and Manus. Secretly filmed by detainees, and smuggled out a few shots at a time, it is set against interviews with former detention centre workers, and refugees onshore. The main protagonist is Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani, who fled the Iranian regime, and has used his writing to cope with the horror of exile. His book ‘No Friend but the Mountains’, won him Australia’s largest literary award, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature.