The experts provide insight into Australia’s long history of border control and Australian-Indonesian relations which serve to contextualise the struggle of our three protagonists as they look towards an uncertain future. The documentary highlights the cost of Australia’s undemocratic policies both on the refugees and the Australian taxpayers over the years while urgently sounding the alarm for meaningful and humane solutions to an ever-worsening issue.
14000 refugees are trapped in limbo; caught in the crossfire of Australia’s border policy and Indonesia’s indifference.
Freedom Street Documentary explores the harrowing plights of Joniad, Ashfaq and Azizah, three refugees who are affected by the consequences of Australia’s policies who are trapped in Indonesia. This feature-length documentary tells their moving stories whilst deconstructing Australia’s cruel border protection policy in a series of conversations with various experts, illuminating the issue in its entire (dark) historical and contemporary context.
Alfred Pek is a filmmaker, video journalist, director, and an aspiring storyteller, adventurer, and explorer of pluralism and intersections of identities. Having diverse life experiences in Indonesia and then Australia, it has inspired him to pursue the direction of telling stories that matter to broader social contexts to inspire actions and move human hearts.
Alfred Darren Pek – Director
Alex Savvides – Producer
William Cheung – Producer
Alfred Darren Pek – Producer
JN Joniad – Key Cast
Ashfaq Hussain – Key Cast
Nur Azizah – Key Cast
Alfred Darren Pek – D.O.P
Martin Ponferrada – D.O.P
Martin Ponferrada – Editor
Zacchary Reeve Winley – Assistant Editor
Daniel Lim – Assistant Editor
Joshua O’Sullivan – Assistant Editor
Sean Hayward – Sound Designer
Alfred Darren Pek – Sound Designer
Sean Hayward – Composer
Annemie Iles – Production Assistant
Martin Ponferrada – Production Assistant
Zacchary Reeve Winley – Production Assistant
Sean Hayward – Production Assistant
Andreas Luhung Wicaksana – Caption & Subtitle
Vincentia Rivka Heraviana – Caption & Subtitle
Rosamia Rachmawati – Caption & Subtitle
Alfred Darren Pek – Caption & Subtitle
Eshaq Naseri – Video Assistant
Haider Salam – Video Assistant
JN Joniad – Video Assistant