New acquisition: Chasing Asylum

Dogwoof is thrilled to announce the acquisition of world rights - excluding Australia and New Zealand - for Academy Award®winning Eva Orner’s new film CHASING ASYLUM. The film is a powerful account of Australia’s policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore detention camps and is set to have it's world premiere at HotDocs in Toronto.

“I am so excited that Dogwoof has picked up Chasing Asylum for distribution and to be working with them. I’m so proud and appreciative of everyone who helped to make this important film happen and open the world’s eyes to the real and personal impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies.”  Eva Orner, director

The new addition of Chasing Asylum makes it a total of five Dogwoof films that will screen at HotDocs. Other titles are Sour Grapes, Life, Animated, Weiner and LoveTrue.


About Chasing Asylum:

Oscar® Winning Eva Orner (Producer, Taxi to the Dark Side; Director, The Network), uses never before seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps to reveal 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.