25/05/2016 2:05 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST

Chasing Asylum: The Documentary Exposing Australia's Immigration Detention Centres

A chance for Australian's to see what our Asylum Seeker policies look like.

Australia's offshore processing centres are shrouded in secrecy, with few journalists or filmmakers allowed beyond their gates.

It's for this reason Eva Orner decided to make the documentary Chasing Asylum -- she wanted Australians to be able to see what our governments Asylum Seeker policies looked like.

"Perhaps part of the reason the Australian public isn't engaging enough with this issue, there's a lot of good journalism but nobody's seen it, and I thought, we have to show what this looks like," she said.

Video by Emily Verdouw

The Academy Award winning filmmaker talks to The Huffington Post Australia about making Chasing Asylum and why now, more than ever, it's important to educate ourselves on the issue.

Chasing Asylum will be released in cinemas around Australia from 26 May. For all ticket details head here.

If you would like to host a screening of Chasing Asylum or to take action in any way, all necessary information is available at chasingasylum.com.au. ​