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Freedom Stories (2015)





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Freedom Stories features the unheard stories of people who arrived in Australia at a time of great political turmoil. Given the ongoing controversies over 'boat people' it is timely that their stories be heard. It is 20 years since the introduction of mandatory detention in Australia and there are now twice as many detention centers with more than twice as many people in them as in 2001. Australia is the only United Nations Refugee Convention signatory that has a policy of indefinite mandatory detention and although Temporary Protection Visas were abolished in 2007, they have now returned in the form of bridging visas. So what was it like for people going through that dual system, how have they coped and what have they achieved since?


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Few people have documented the plight of asylum seekers as comprehensively or as compassionately as director Steve Thomas, whose films Welcome to Woomera (2004) and Hope (2008) set the groundwork for the moving Freedom Stories.

July 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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