Azadi

2005 | Short | 15 mins

Writer/director: Anthony Maras
Producer: Scott McDonald

Azadi tells the story of an Afghani family who fled their strife-torn homeland to find a safer life but once they reached Australia seeking asylum they were not recognised by the authorities as genuine refugees. Following Australian law, they were detained and imprisoned in the South Australian desert at Woomera.

Co-Investors: Australian Film Commission, Adelaide Film Festival, Private Investors

Awards
Nominated AFI Awards Best Short Film

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
“Critics and Audience Choice” commendation

Aust Cinematograpers Awards- 2005 Gold Award

Nominated -ATOM Awards 2005 Best Short Film

Austin Film Festival Best Short Film – Finalist

Finalist – Dendy Awards – Sydney Film Festival 2005

Official Selection – Adelaide Film Festival; Valladolid; Sao Paulo; Florida; Sydney; Fort Lauderdale ;Foyle Film Festival; Los Angeles International Short Film Festival; Athens; Vermont International Film Festival; Drama; Tiburon International Film Festival; Bermuda International Film Festivals; Hamptons International Film Festival

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