Instead of plastering the screen with dozens of displaced, nameless faces, Robyn Hughan has opted for a personal approach: documenting the plight of a single family – whose search for a new home has spanned four countries – so as to agitate for the improved treatment of asylum seekers. The film may not be representative of all refugees’ experiences of the torturous wait for resettlement, but it does succeed in opening viewers’ eyes to some of the harsh realities that many contend with.
SOURCE: Thomas Redwood. “In search of sanctuary: Refugee realities in Robyn Hughan’s ‘journey beyond fear.” Metro Magazine, Mar 2019.
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