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THE DOCUMENTARY STORY: Ethical conflicts erupt for doctors as the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions for refugees. What happens to their medical ethics? What happens to their patients? This documentary exposes a medical system where the best interest of refugee patients is not at play and doctors fight back against this. The government says their offshore deterrence system protecting Australian borders will fall apart with the recent passing of the Urgent Medical Transfer Bill. How will this conflict be resolved when many lives are at stake?
Medical ethics is at the core of this powerful film as it exposes this issue by getting behind hospital doors and hearing first hand from the clinicians. The film will educate Australians and remind health practitioners of the ethics they are bound by. The documentary will inform Australians and be a game changer in this front-page debate that divides the country. It will inspire the medical movement to grow, stand up and ensure critically ill refugee patients on Nauru and Manus Island are transferred to specialist treatment in Australia in accord with doctors’ clinical decisions.
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
This feature length documentary is the second film made by award winning journalist Heather Kirkpatrick, whose first film Mary Meets Mohammad, saw her become a 2013 Walkley Award finalist and a recipient of a 2014 United Nations Peace Prize amongst many other media awards. Mary Meets Mohammad had a highly successful cinema season, screened on ABC television, at more than 840 Australian community events, and in 15 countries around the world. Heather used innovative self-distribution pathways and forged new ground for social impact documentaries. She has since run workshops on her social impact strategies at the Australian International Documentary Conference and for various screen bodies. Heather has a proven track record in using documentary films as a powerful tool to change public opinion.
WHAT SORT OF IMPACT WILL AGAINST OUR OATH MAKE?
Against Our Oath will make significant social impact with hundreds of Q & A screenings across the nation, medical forums, cinematic, online and DVD release along with an active media campaign demanding a deep investigation into the deaths and permanent disabilities caused by the Australian government over-riding the clinical decisions of doctors. It will awaken more Australians and medical professionals to the ethical and human implications of the existing offshore system.