Every year, thousands of people set sail for Australian shores seeking asylum –
seeking protection – seeking freedom.Some find it.Others end up in Woomera – or one of the many formidable, desert-bound detention centres hidden from view in remote corners of the Australian outback.Azadi follows the plight of Amir and his young son Mansur, who flee Taliban oppression only to encounter another kind of persecution upon arrival in Australia.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Anthony was born in Australia, but grew up in a big fat Greek family whose endless shared stories over Sunday lunch first inspired his imagination to roam. After completing a law degree with honours in Australia, Anthony studied film production at the University of California where he received Dean's Honor's and a number of awards for short films he had directed. Azadi marks Anthony's first directing attempt since his return to Australia.