Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Film Series: Chasing Asylum

To mark World Day of Social Justice the GRAMNet and BEMIS film series presents Eva Orner‘s CHASING ASYLUM on Wednesday 8th February at the CCA at 6pm. Only recently released in the UK this is an opportunity to watch this distressing yet important exposé of what happens behind the walls of the Nauru and Manus Island detention centre.

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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.

See the trailer here:

Documentary: Australia (2016)
Director: Eva Orner
Running time: 96 mins
English, Dari, Persian, Arabic with English subtitles

We are happy to announce that GRAMNet co-convenors Elwira Grossman and Benjamin White will introduce the film and facilitate a space for discussion on issues the film raised for the audience.


Doors open at 5.45pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.

As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions may apply). To guarantee a seat please come early, as tickets are on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

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