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New film on Australian asylum seeker policy

18 June, 2007

I just received news of a new film on Australia’s policy of detaining asylum seekers.  Looks like it would be worth a watch.

Screenings to be happening in Melbourne and Perth (see below). I wonder if it will be coming to Sydney any time soon? Here is the film’s blurb:

In 2006, a group of young people of different nationalities, backgrounds, attitudes and political views took a trip to the Baxter Detention Centre. The stories of the people they met behind the razor wire surprised, moved and challenged them.

“WE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THIS” documents their journey. It is a film for everyone. It is a clear, rational and nonpoliticised look at the human issues of Australia’s mandatory immigration detention policy. This film poses the essential questions surrounding Australia’s refugee policy. Who are the people behind the fences? How did they come to be there? What are the psychological and legal battles they now face? How much do average Australians know about this policy, and if they knew the truth, would they want it to change?

The Justice Project is proud to sponsor the world premiere of “We Will be Remembered for This”, a film about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers in recent years.

6.30pm Wednesday 20 June 2007
State Library of Victoria
Entry by generous donation
For bookings (recommended) email, or call 0407 220 443.
For further details see

Project Safecom, with support from The Justice Project, Presents “Why The Boats Must Come”
& the Western Australian premiere of “We Will Be Remembered For This”
Friday June 22, 2007
7:45pm for 8:00pm start
The NAVY Club 2nd Floor, 64 High Street (cnr Pakenham Str)
Entry by generous donation
Featuring Carmen Lawrence, Melissa Parke, Scott Ludlam, and TJP’s very own Jessie Taylor.
For further details see

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 20 June, 2007 6:44 am

    There’s a trailer for this film on YouTube: Looks compelling. Let’s hope it circulates far more widely than Perth and Melbourne.

  2. 22 June, 2007 3:37 pm

    Hey there, I’m the producer of We Will Be Remembered For This and just stumbled across this post! Thanks for your interestedWe’re really, really hoping to go all over Australia with the film… we have some irons in the fire for public screenings, but we’re hoping that people will get a copy of the DVD and organise a screening in their own workplace, sports club, friendship circle, place of worship, etc etc etc! we knowo that we can’t possibly organise enough “events” for the film to be properly dispersed, so we’re leaving that to the good hearted folks of Australia! Please feel free to contact me on and let’s talk screenings! The DVD is available now.

    Jessie Taylor

  3. caitlin permalink
    16 October, 2009 4:44 pm

    i dont like this website. i cant read it and it remids me of my mother.

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