Letters to Ali
Filmfest 2006

Australia is the only 'Western' nation that imposes mandatory detention on all asylum seekers, adults and children alike. Letters To Ali is the story of an ordinary Australian woman who decided to find out more about this abhorrent practice. Trish began writing to a number that belonged to Ali, an orphaned 15 year old Afghan boy who was being detained at Port Hedland. The family opened their hearts to Ali, sent him letters, CD’s and made phone calls. Then they travelled 12,000kms round trip to visit their new ‘son’. When they decided to go again the following year, filmmaker Clara Law went along for the ride. Colin Fraser, in: moviereview.com.au

tags: Documentary


Director: Clara Law