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FRIENDLY ENEMY ALIEN

a film by John Burgan

FRIENDLY ENEMY ALIEN

2005 | 90:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
In August 2001 a Norwegian captain rescues 400 Afghan refugees from a sinking ferry and tries to take them to Christmas Island. Australian Special Forces are sent to prevent the ship from landing. Four years later many of the refugees are still locked away. Sixty years earlier the prison ship HMT Dunera left Liverpool with 2.542 Austrians, Germans and Italians on board. Refugees from Hitler, they had been told they were going to Canada, but 8 weeks later they arrived in Sydney having been systematically robbed and beaten by their British guards. After a further year imprisoned, Churchill admitted a mistake and set them free. The case was so sensitive that the files were sealed till 2041. "Friendly Enemy Aliens" in a time of war: where do they belong, whose purpose do they serve?
Festivals/Awards
2005 Duisburger Filmwoche Worldpremiere
Cast and Crew
  • Director John Burgan
  • Screenwriter Gunter Hanfgarn, John Burgan
Production Company
HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion GbR
Apostel-Paulus-Str. 6a, 10823 Berlin

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