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Border Politics + Q&A

Judy Rymer / Australia / 90 mins / English / Documentary

“So powerful. Moving and irrefutable evidence of the place we have journeyed to. How will future generations judge us all?”
LAW SOCIETY ENGLAND AND WALES

Border Politics follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most Western democracies. Seventy years after the world constructed international conventions to ensure the horrors of World War II wouldn’t be repeated, Burnside finds it terrifying to see both Australian and other western political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political power. He questions whether the West has lost its moral compass, adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy. He concludes, this erosion of human rights poses a threat to the very democratic values that define Western society.

Post film Q&A with director Judy Rymer and Julian Burnside

This film is restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
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