Aimee Knight has made a movie, Chasing Asylum, going inside Australia's Manus Island and Nauru offshore detention centres and obtaining film of what goes on there, never seen before. It's the film the Abbott/Turnbull gov doesn't want people to see.
The new Australian documentary Chasing Asylum gets behind the barbed wire fences of Nauru and Manus Island to reveal terrifying home truths about offshore refugee processing. But the story doesn’t end there. Director Eva Orner could be prosecuted under the Australian Border Force Act for obtaining the harrowing, previously unseen footage. Still, she’s offering free tickets to the film for Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten, who are yet to set foot inside the centres.
An Academy and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Eva spent two years investigating the ramifications of our refugee encampments, navigating Australia, the Pacific, South East Asia, and the Middle East. Without government funding or the back-up of a broadcaster, she raised the bulk of her budget via private investment. Featuring undercover footage shot inside the Nauru and Manus sites, Chasing Asylum also includes intimate interviews with whistleblowers who can no longer accept the human rights violations at both facilities. Chasing Asylum