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BORDER POLITICS

Synopsis: 

BORDER POLITICS follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees by most Western democracies.    

This contemporary story is about the threat to human rights, the loss of democratic values and our increasingly heartless treatment of ‘the other’. 

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 Australian and other western political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political power.

Burnside defines humanity with the universally recognized Golden Rule – Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You as a benchmark. He questions whether the West has lost its moral compass by 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    

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00:01:30:16

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Producers     Judy Rymer  Lois Harris

Director         Judy Rymer

Associate Producer       Robyn Smith

Cinematographers     Marden Dean      Gerry Vasbenter

Sound      Leo Sullivan    Austin Plocher

Editors      Paul Hamilton     Michael Horton

Composer      Jan Preston

Graphic Designer     French Baker

Sound Post Production     Mark Tanner Sound

 

 

Directed by: 
JUDY RYMER
Cast: 
JULIAN BURNSIDE
Produced by: 
JUDY RYMER LOIS HARRIS
Music by: 
JAN PRESTON
Cinematography by: 
MARDEN DEAN GERRY VASBENTER
Film Editing by: 
PAUL HAMILTON MICHAEL HORTON
Other crew: 
LEO SULLIVAN ROBYN SMITH
Official sites: 
https://www.facebook.com/BORDERPOLITICSfilm/
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