Many Australians will know the name Eva Orner. She is an Academy award winning filmmaker. Although Eva has lived in the USA for some years now, she is coming home because she feels so strongly about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Her project is a documentary titled “Bloody UnAustralian”.
Eva is a first generation Australia and grew up here in the 70s. As Eva tells the Sydney Morning Herald “When people did something that wasn’t decent, you’d be like, ‘That’s bloody unAustralian’. It was a nice, old-fashioned part of vernacular that applies to this, which is something that has become very Australian – but it should be bloody unAustralian.”
If you follow this website you have an interest in human rights because that is how this website started. You may be Australian, you may not. If you care as much as I do, please support Eva’s project any way you can from where ever you are.
Eva is crowd-sourcing the final funding (70% already funded) for this documentary. Can you spare just $5 to help Eva make this important documentary? Yes? Great! Visit Bloody UnAustralian! If you can afford $5,000 Eva will come to your workplace, school organization and screen the film, give a talk and do a Q & A. (In the US or Australia). There are lots of choices in between! If, like me, you can’t afford much money you can help by simply spreading the word. Tax deductible donations can be made through Documentary Australia Foundation.
Eva made the highly acclaimed “The Network”. You can read about that project on Documenting Afghanistan’s Transformation.
There are many articles on this site about the plight of asylum seekers reaching Australia. Here is a selection.
- Should we send a woman pregnant with twins to Nauru?
- United Nations smacks Australia’s asylum seeker policies
- So now we dump people on third world countries
- Goodies, baddies, wimps: where are the ADULTS?