About the movie

'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 tells the story of Australia's cruel, inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, examining the human, political, financial and moral impact of current and previous policy. Showing never before seen footage from inside Australia's offshore detention camps, we learn about the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of these actions – and see families that are locked in unsanitary conditions, hidden from media scrutiny.