Probably one of the biggest negative effects of 9/11 is an increasing distrust in those travelling from middle eastern countries seeking political asylum. The 1951 refugee convention, created as an apology for the Holocaust, is supposed to guarantee that asylum seekers be granted refugee status. However, the Australian government is more concerned with "stopping the boats" and sending asylum seekers to offshore detention centres, where the conditions are not much better than the World War II concentration camps.
Chasing Asylum is a documentary that is almost sure to anger those who care about human rights. Even though Australia can be assumed to be a "safe and humane country," they end up sending asylum seekers "out of sight and out of mind" with little apparent care for the appalling living conditions in these detention centres. Chasing Asylum makes heavy use of footage secretly shot in the detention centres to reveal how horrible a place they truly are. Even more horrible is the physical and sexual abuse that happens at these detention centres. Chasing Asylum is indeed a documentary that will make you appalled at the actions of the Australian government.