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Letters to Ali

Author: Clara Law; Eddie L C Fong; Lunar Films Production.
Publisher: [Australia] : Madman Cinema, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Average' Australian family decides to help in a small way by writing to Ali - a 15 year-old Afghan boy detained at Port Hedland unaccompanied by any relatives. This letter would prove to be the catalyst for a three-year on-going battle with Australian authorities to get Ali, then a minor, out of detention. Filmmakers Clara Law and Eddie Fong contacted Trish in September 2002 after reading the newspaper story and  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Clara Law; Eddie L C Fong; Lunar Films Production.
OCLC Number: 156753225
Notes: "MMA2231"--Disc label.
Special features: Q & A at Melbourne International Film Festival with Clara Law, Julian Burnside (QC, Refugee rights advocate), Ian MacPhee (Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs 1979-82), Trish Kerbi and James Hewison; additional scenes & extended interviews, including the Malcolm Fraser interview; the newspaper article that inspired the film; where is Ali now?; resource web links.
Credits: Produced and written by Clara Law and Eddie L.C. Fong; directed by Clara Law.
Cast: Trish Kerbi, Rob Silberstein.
Target Audience: M 15+
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9, Region All, Dolby digital 2.0, widescreen 16:9.
Responsibility: a film by Clara Law and Lunar Films Production.

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'Average' Australian family decides to help in a small way by writing to Ali - a 15 year-old Afghan boy detained at Port Hedland unaccompanied by any relatives. This letter would prove to be the catalyst for a three-year on-going battle with Australian authorities to get Ali, then a minor, out of detention. Filmmakers Clara Law and Eddie Fong contacted Trish in September 2002 after reading the newspaper story and decided to make a film about Ali's case.

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