Taking an apologist stance towards questionable government action – done ostensibly for the nation's protection and in its best interests – is not difficult when such atrocities are kept under wraps. But seeing firsthand the ramifications of such action, not just on the 'victims' but also on everyday Australians, stirs our political consciousness, and this is precisely what Eva Orner has achieved in capturing the plight of refugees in her revelatory documentary, writes Hanna Schenkel.
Additional keywords: asylum seekers, boat people, people smuggling, border protection, illegal immigration, human rights abuse, Nauru, Manus Island, Christmas Island.
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