An Australian movie is encouraging asylum seekers to stay in their homeland
March 31, 2016 - Uncategorized
The Australian government has released a telemovie in war-torn regions with the aim of stopping asylum seekers heading for Australia by boat.
The movie, The Journey, cost the government A$6 million (US$4.59 million) to produce, according to The Guardian, and is the latest push to inform the world of the country’s hardline asylum policy.
The 90-minute telemovie was shot in three countries, and tells the tragic story of asylum seekers trying to cross the Indian Ocean. It is a fictional account of the horrible journey asylum seekers face, but it is created to look like a documentary. It includes a tagline “inspired by true events,” making it even more dramatic. Read more…