There’s Another Border beyond Australia’s shores. Invisible, calculated, forgotten.
Director Tessa Rex takes us into the run-down hotels and apartment blocks that are the secret world of Australian-funded refugee prisons in Indonesia. Conditions are cramped, humid, and hot. One family of seven is using the bathroom as a kitchen. Shot in Indonesia in 2019, Another Border is an ensemble testimonial film full of hope, hopelessness, and the feeling that we've all started to understand during lockdown - languishing.
The haunting testimonial feature doc asks: what is a border? Where does the Australian border really end? And what borders have we constructed in our hearts to be able to live with this situation?