Boochani used his mobile phone on Manus Island to make documentary about Australia’s detention camp, soon to be shown at London film festival

Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani, who has been detained on Manus Island for four years, has asked for a visa to the UK after his film shot within Australia’s offshore detention regime was accepted to play at the London film festival next month.

Boochani is co-director of the film Chauka, Please Tell us the Time, which debuted at the Sydney film festival in June to widespread acclaim.

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