1. Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island (trailer)


    from Lukas Schrank / Added

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    https://www.facebook.com/nowherelinefilm twitter.com/nowhereline 'Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island' is an animated short film, which tells the stories of two men, currently detained in Australia’s notorious Manus Island Processing Centre. In October 2014 we made phone contact with the men, who were able to tell their stories from within the compound. Their interviews offer a chilling insight into the reality of life for the 2000 people currently being held in Australia’s offshore detention centres. Our detainees speak of their struggle for survival, and attempts to avoid persecution in their home countries by seeking refuge in Australia. But like so many others, their journeys are ill fated. Their stories are the voice of the film, guiding the animation through the back-streets of Jakarta, across the sea, and deep into the fenced facility of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre - the regrettable home for the men for the last 16 months. On February 17th 2014, the Centre erupted in violent conflict. Hundreds of detainees experienced serious injury, and 23 year-old Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati lost his life. Nowhere Line tells the story of that night from inside of the facility’s fences.

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    • Dublin (English subtitles)


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      Dublin is a 30 minutes fiction film about what happens in Sweden after a dramatic flight from a civil war. Daoud is a Dublin case. He has no influence over his future. He is in the hands of a quiet and suppressive system controlling his life. www.story.se/films/dublin Screened at:
 Gothenburg International Film Festival, January 2012
 Kyiv International Short Film Festival, June 2012 
Nordisk Panorama in Oulu, September 2012 
56th BFI London Film Festival Shorts programme, October 2012 Uppsala Short Film Festival Oct 24, 3pm & Oct 26, 9pm 
 Aesthetica Film Festival, York, UK, 8-11 November  Will be screened at: 

Festival du cinéma européen en Essonne, France, 13-25 November Director: David Aronowitsch Producer: Annika Rogell (annika@story.se) Production company: Story, www.story.se Filmed with Ikonoskop's A-Cam dII, www.ikonoskop.com/dii

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      • Bound for South Australia - Asylum Seeker Street Art Project


        from Peter Drew / Added

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        The Story of Ali, a young man who fled violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan to seek asylum in Australia. Ali was one of 7 asylum seekers who contributed to the 36 images posted around Adelaide, South Australia. They came from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia & Sri Lanka. Special Thanks to 'Circle of Friends' & 'The Welcome Centre' and of course, thanks to all the asylum seekers who contributed their stories, drawings and poems. Spoken by Ali Rezai Muhammad Filmed, Directed and Edited by Frazer Dempsey Concept and Production - Peter Drew Creative Consultant - Matthew Bate Graphic Design - Julie White Music: Zephyr Quartet - 'Dinaresade' The White Family Band - 'Bound For South Australia'

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        • Zed Nelson's "Europe's Immigration Disaster" for Channel 4 'Dispatches' - TRAILER


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          ***The film was first first screened on Channel 4, on 24 June, 2014. When a boat carrying over 500 migrants from North Africa capsized off the coast of the Italian Island of Lampedusa, 360 people drowned within sight of the islands most popular tourist beach. This film (for Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches’) tells the inside story of the tragedy - through the testimony of survivors, and locals who were the first on the scene. Award winning photographer Zed Nelson follows the clandestine onward journey of the survivors as they navigate the illegal immigration route out of Italy into Northern Europe. At the centre of the programme is the story of one remarkable young woman, one of only five women who survived. Fanus, a teenager from Eritrea, explains desire to escape a life of military servitude that motivated her flight from the country. She recounts the extraordinary hardship she suffered crossing Africa and how, unable to swim, she somehow survived for hours in the water after the boat went down. Fanus is caught up as a witness in a court case involving a man accused of her kidnap. She then escapes and goes to incredible lengths to circumvent the European asylum system in order to reach the country she dreams of living in. A remarkable portrait of human determination, the programme raises questions about Europe’s immigration barriers and the lengths desperate refugees will go to in order to breach them. ---------------- **You can watch the complete version of the film (30 mins) on 4oD, here: channel4.com/programmes/europes-immigration-disaster/on-demand

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          • Still Human Still Here


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            On the 25th of February, a group of people braved the wind and the rain, to sleep out in Cardiff in order to show solidarity with the plight of asylum seekers. Placards - Britain's asylum system is very tough many get rejected. - Asylum seekers are looking for a place of safety - Most asylum seekers are living in poverty and experience poor health and hunger - Refugees make a huge contribution to the UK - 30,000 jobs have been created in Leicester by Ugandan Asian refugees since 1972. - The 1951 Refugee Convention guarantees everybody the right to apply for asylum. It has saved millions of lives. No country has ever withdrawn from it.

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            • Official trailer for Tribunal 12


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              Official trailer for Tribunal 12. Join the accusation at http://tribunal12.org/ Help us spread the word! More info about the event at Kulturhuset May 12: http://kulturhuset.stockholm.se/-/Kalender/20111/Samtal-och-debatt/TRIBUNAL-12-ANKLAGAR-EUROPA/

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              • transfield and the sydney biennale


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                An explanation of the links between Transfield, the Biennale, and mandatory detention, and why a boycott is strategically useful. Download the full text version of this report, with references, here: bit.ly/MdDsJx Beyond Borders: www.facebook.com/beyondbordersmelb xBorder Operational Matters: www.xborderoperationalmatters.wordpress.com

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                • No Place for Me: Protecting Sexual and Gender Minority Refugees


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                  In "No Place for Me: the Struggles of Sexual and Gender Minority Refugees", lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) urban refugees in Mexico, Uganda and South Africa tell their stories in their own powerful and authentic voices. Learn more at www.oraminternational.org

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                  • David Bridie 'Delegate' Music Video


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                    A disillusioned public servant commits an act of sacrifice in protest against the actions of the Australian Government and their handling of asylum seekers. Music video for independent artist David Bridie. Writer & Director: Mat Govoni. Starring: Ben Davidson, Ian Dixon, Cameron Zayec, Steve Durbin, Darryl McConnel, Wendy Little, David Bridie & Cassandra Richards. Cinematographer: Matthew Chuang. Editor: Bernadette Murray. Art Director: Tammy Knox. Colourist: Roslyn Di Sisto. Production Manager: Madhulika Basu. Producer: Rachael Argall. 1st AD: Heath McIvor. Gaffer: Tom Savige. Clapper Loader: Patrick O'Farrell. Hair and Make-up: Cassandra Richards. VFX Wrangler: Andrew Goldsmith. VFX Lead Compositor: Scott Zero (Chroma Media). Additional VFX : Mat Govoni.

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                    • The Glasgow Girls


                      from SImon Parsons / Added

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                      An Amnesty International award winning documentary filmed in 2005 when it was standard practice for immigration officials to force their way into family homes of asylum seekers in the early hours of the morning. They were removed to a detention centre at Yarl's Wood in Bedfordshire pending deportation. Most had never posed any flight risk and for many the experience was frighteningly reminiscent of the places they had fled. A group of girls, some asylum seekers, some indigenous local kids built a campaign and eventually succeeded in making the practice politically unacceptable. You can watch the follow up on http://vimeo.com/firebytheriver/glasgowgirls2. They were both originally screened as part of the BBC's Tales From The Edge series.

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