Streaming video - 2018
This documentary follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees by most Western democracies. This contemporary story is about the threat to human rights, the loss of democratic values and our increasingly heartless treatment of ‘the other’. Seventy years after the world constructed international conventions to ensure the horrors of World War 2 wouldn’t be repeated, Burnside finds it terrifying to see Australian and other W...estern political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political power. Burnside questions whether the West has lost its moral compass by adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy. He concludes that this erosion of human rights poses a threat to the very democratic values that define Western society.
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- A Kanopy streaming video
[San Francisco, California, USA] :
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- 1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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