We are happy to share the latest news that CHASING ASYLUM has won both the IMPACT AWARD and AUDIENCE AWARD at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival! The Australian festival runs through May and hosted the International premiere of the film following the world premiere at HotDocs. An Australian nationwide release is set for May 26.
The awards wins are just the latest in praise for the powerful film which has garnered acclaim from press around the world:
'Vital and gutwrenching' ★★★★ - The Guardian
'The revealing and frequently heartbreaking documentary is bound to create shockwaves' - Variety
'A shocking expose' - Forbes
'A no-holds-barred expose of injustice, Chasing Asylum inspires a visceral reaction that is likely to resonate with viewers around the world' - ScreenDaily
'The passion, conviction, and courage displayed throughout make this one compelling and persuasive doc." - POV Magazine
Big congratulations from the Dogwoof team for the wins. This is our second time working with Academy Award winning filmmaker Eva Orner, who also directed The Network (SXSW 2013)