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Title Freedom stories.

Published Mitchell, ACT : Ronin Films, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (199 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Includes special features.
"Ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances"--Container.
Contents Feature documentary (99 minutes) -- Six more stories (100 minutes).
Credits Producers, Lisa Horler, Steve Thomas ; director, Steve Thomas.
Summary "Providing a welcome respite from the hysteria surrounding asylum seekers, Freedom stories takes a considered and poignant approach to the lives and achievements of former 'boat people' who now call Australia home"--Container.
Freedom Stories is a documentary based project that brings together a collection of personal stories from former asylum seekers who sought asylum in Australia at a time of great political turmoil circa 2001, but who have long since dropped out of the media spotlight. The people who have participated in our project are all now Australian citizens. Given the ongoing controversies over 'boat people' it is timely that their stories be heard. It is 22 years since the introduction by Australia of mandatory detention for asylum seekers arriving by boat and this country remains the only United Nations Refugee Convention signatory with a policy of indefinite mandatory detention. Freedom Stories explores what is was like for people to experience mandatory detention and the uncertainty of temporary protection visas. How have they coped and what have they managed to achieve since?
Audience Rated: PG.
Original Version Originally produced: Australia : Flying Carpet Films, 2015.
System notes DVD ; PAL ; All regions.
Language notes In English.
Local note Lenton Parr Library copy donated by Steve Thomas.
Other author Horler, Lisa, film producer.
Thomas, Steve, film director, film producer.
Flying Carpet Films, production company.
Ronin Films, issuing body.
Subject Refugees and human rights -- Australia.
Political refugees -- Australia.
Documentary films.
Local donor Thomas, Steve. Donor.
Standard Number 1922005223