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Documentary Confronts Controversial Australian Asylum Policy

A documentary highlighting Australia’s hardline policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore processing centers by Oscar-winning film-maker Eva Orner opens in Melbourne Thursday. Described by one reviewer as a “90-minute compendium of shame,” the film explores the frustration and tragedy of detainees held at Australian-run camps. Chasing Asylum penetrates the secret world of Australian-run detention camps on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and on the tiny South Pacific island nation of...

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