Chasing Asylum theatrical trailer / by Miska Mandic

A few months ago I worked with director Eva Orner to create a theatrical trailer for Chasing Asylum, a compelling feature doco about Australia's offshore detention policy, specifically the 'turn back the boats' policy.

It is a powerful, visceral and important film I think every Australian must see. It is also a piece of evidence for future Australians to look back on and know that this happened. Chasing Asylum will make it impossible to say anything other than we knew this was going on and we didn't do enough to stop it.

Eva, who won an Oscar in 2007 for 'Taxi to the Darkside' has done a truly excellent job of exposing the consequences and impact of our treatment of refugees. It's been tough watching the film so many times but I'm so proud to have been involved.

On a personal and professional note, it was great to see the wide reach of the trailer, which was premiered on Ch 10's The Project and has since been on many news websites, from The Guardian, to Vice and Huffington Post.