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The Resource Chasing asylum, Eva Orner

Chasing asylum, Eva Orner

Label
Chasing asylum
Title
Chasing asylum
Statement of responsibility
Eva Orner
Title variation
Chasing asylum
Title variation remainder
a filmmaker's story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies. 'My work as a filmmaker has taken me to some wild, dangerous places. I've filmed in Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Cambodia and more. It's been a crazy, peripatetic kind of life, taking me to war zones or desperately poor, chaotic, unstable countries. I've been sick, injured, scared and had too many close calls to mention.I spend a lot of time alone, in airports, lugging camera gear, gazing up at flickering departure boards. But I love it. I love the feeling I get when I am heading into the unknown. All I want to do is tell the important stories.' Personal, gripping and compelling, this memoir documents Australian filmmaker Eva Orner's behind-the-scenes journey making of her Chasing Asylum documentary on Australia's treatment of asylum seekers. Feeling angry and disappointed with Australia's refugee policies and practices, the Oscar and Emmy award-winning filmmaker returned to Australia from a decade living in the States to make a documentary about what she describes as Australia's 'woefully inadequate' treatment of asylum seekers. Embarking on a tumultuous eighteen months, Eva filmed in Indonesia, Cambodia, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iran - where, if she'd been caught filming, she would have been hanged - and spoke to everyone from asylum seekers to politicians, from activists to commentators, from David Marr to Malcolm Fraser, from returned refugees in Iran to would-be refugees in Afghanistan
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orner, Eva
Dewey number
070.4332
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orner, Eva
  • Photojournalists
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Refugees
  • Documentary films
Label
Chasing asylum, Eva Orner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056908619
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages, 7 unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781460751930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour protraits
System control number
(OCoLC)933431235
Label
Chasing asylum, Eva Orner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056908619
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages, 7 unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781460751930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour protraits
System control number
(OCoLC)933431235

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