CARFMS17 Special Events


chasing asylum posterChasing Asylum
A Q&A with Director Eva Orner to follow

17 May 4:30 – 6:30pm
David Lam Auditorium
University of Victoria

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.

Chasing Asylum (2016) – Trailer

Other Special Events

  • North Korean Refugee Art: Yeomyung School in Seoul, South Korea (Art Exhibition)
  • Double Jeopardy in Forced Migration: Humanitarian Consequences and Responses (Photo Exhibit)
  • Graduate Student Workshop
  • Special Presentation: Pacific Stream

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