Sanctuary

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    Sanctuary

    Directed by

    Australia

    2019

    85 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Khaled fought against the “beast” of terror when working as an interpreter for the Coalition Forces in Iraq. Born Iraqi but raised in the Netherlands he believes in Western ideals of freedom like any Dutchman. But Khaled couldn’t escape the legacy of violence and spends the next 10 years travelling across 4 continents in search of safety. In the age of terror, Khaled is someone to be feared and is treated inhumanely. In 2015 he documents his quest to return home. Will he find sanctuary and have the life he always deserved or will he finally crack and become the “beast” they all fear him to be?

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Kaye Harrison
    Cinematography
    Kaye Harrison
    Editing
    Lindi Harrison
    Music
    Caitlin Yeo
    Production
    BUNYA TREEHOUSE PRODUCTIONS
    Kaye Harrison

    Kaye Harrison

    Australia

    Kaye develops strong relationships of trust with her participants and this translates into a powerful intimacy in her films. Her vision is to represent her subjects with integrity and compassion so that their stories might open the hearts and minds of the audience. Kaye was director/DOP of the award-winning Australian documentaries CRPSSING THE LINE (2005) and THE LONG GOODBYE (2010). Her acclaimed feature documentary THE SUNNYBOY (2013) premiered at the Vivid/Sydney Film Festival and had a successful cinema release around Australia. In 2017 Kaye completed THE TROUBLESOME PRIEST, a film about controversial Anglican priest Father Rod Bower who is famous for his church signs that go viral around the world via social media. Her documentary SANCTUARY (2019) was selected at Sydney FF.