It’s no secret Australian’s immigration system is a racist and bureaucratic nightmare.
In fact, the only positive to come out of the Novak Djokovic / ATP debacle a few weeks back was the fact the media shone a light on the plight of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers who are stuck in unfit housing for months and even years on end, with no hope or end in sight. And even then it only lasted for a second, before the conversation inevitably shifted back to tennis and vaccines.
Tinning Street is a short documentary by self shooting director Samuel Kostevc, which aims to shine a light on the lived experience of asylum seekers and refugees during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdowns. Shared in their own words, and the efforts of a small team of social workers seeking to unburden an already vulnerable community now left behind.