3 AACTA Awards nominations for Chasing Asylum

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards announced the nominations for their 2016 awards including 3 nominations for Chasing Asylum from director Eva Orner.

The film is nominated for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Direction in a Documentary and Best Sound in a Documentary.

The AACTA Awards ceremony will be in Syndey on December 7th, best of luck to Eva and the team!

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.

Find the full list of nominations for the awards here.