‘Hard to watch’: Afghans react to $6m Australian film aimed at asylum seekers

‘Hard to watch’: Afghans react to $6m Australian film aimed at asylum seekers. A movie commissioned by Australia’s immigration department to deter Afghan asylum seekers has had its premiere on TV in Afghanistan. It is “about the futility of investing in people smugglers, the perils of the trip, and the hardline policies that await them if they do reach Australian waters.”

“It was hard to watch. It made me very upset,” Ali Reza, an 18-year-old tailor said about the film. “I know they were actors, but these things really happen to Afghans.”