16:10 GMT24 November 2020
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    Seeking to stem the flow of asylum-seekers, Australia's government has resorted to a relatively subtle method – propaganda movies.

    The 90-minutes feature chronicles a doomed attempt by a group of Afghan refugees to brave the perilous waters of the Indian Ocean in order to reach Australia. The film will apparently be aired on local television networks in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Iraq, in an attempt to convince the would-be migrants to reconsider their options.

    The movie was commissioned by Australia’s Department of Immigration which spent about $4.5 million of taxpayer’s money on filming and promoting of this feature.

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    refugee crisis, propaganda, movie, migrants, immigration, Australia
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