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Inside Film describes the series as 'a six-part drama about four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert'.

Source: https://www.if.com.au/cate-blanchett-co-creates-and-stars-in-refugee-drama-stateless (Sighted: 17/05/2019).

Notes

  • From Inside Film magazine:

    When the project received development funding from Screen Australia in 2015, Blanchett was attached as the director. As the production developed in scale and ambition she and the producers agreed it made sense to hire experienced directors.

    [...]

    The concept is based on an original idea by Blanchett. She discussed it with McCredie who suggested they involve Ayres, who had directed the 2009 SBS telemovie Saved, which starred Claudia Karvan as the advocate for a young Iranian refugee (Osamah Sami) held in detention. Chayko scripted that film in which McCredie played a supporting role.

    [...]

    He and Blanchett pitched the show to the ABC several years ago and it took a while to figure out how to tell the story, develop the scripts and assemble the cast.

    Source: https://www.if.com.au/cate-blanchett-co-creates-and-stars-in-refugee-drama-stateless (Sighted: 17/05/2019)

Includes

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form y separately published work icon The Circumstances in Which They Come Elise McCredie , Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2020 20826170 2020 single work film/TV Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2020
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form y separately published work icon Panis Angelicus Belinda Chayko , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Matchbox Pictures , 2020 20269100 2020 single work film/TV Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Matchbox Pictures , 2020
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form y separately published work icon The Seventh Circle Elise McCredie , Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2020 20826206 2020 single work film/TV Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2020

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Works about this Work

Stateless Sweeps AACTA Awards for TV, while Babyteeth Dominates Film Categories Dee Jefferson , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , November 2020;
Aacta Awards 2020 : Cate Blanchett’s Stateless and Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth Win Big Stephanie Honor Convery , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 November 2020;
Stateless and the Inhumanity of Detention Andrew Hamilton , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 8 March vol. 30 no. 5 2020;
'I've been watching Stateless, the ABC drama about Australia’s immigration detention system, with some reluctance. Not because it is poor, but because it is so powerful.' (Introduction)
Cornelia Rau, Australia's Immigration Wars and the True Story behind TV Drama Stateless Daniel Keene , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , March 2020;

'Fifteen years ago, a deeply troubled German-born Australian resident was transferred out of the Baxter detention centre in South Australia's north and taken to hospital, and then a psychiatric facility in Adelaide.'

Stateless ABC Craig Mathieson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 164 2020; (p. 64)

— Review of Stateless Elise McCredie , Belinda Chayko , 2020 series - publisher film/TV
'‘Stateless’ is timeless. Although numerous characters, incidents and official policies are clearly “inspired by true events”, as the opening credits note, the ABC’s probing drama about Australia’s mandatory detention regime is not framed by specific dates or governments. Using a bleak detention centre in outback South Australia as the nexus for our ongoing national obsession with border protection, the show focuses on a secured zone where stasis is a weapon: refugee claims are not processed and conditions are designed to wear down detainees. One newcomer sights a man – catatonically hunched over, clutching a suitcase – and is told that’s what seven years without hope looks like.' (Introduction)
Stateless ABC Craig Mathieson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 164 2020; (p. 64)

— Review of Stateless Elise McCredie , Belinda Chayko , 2020 series - publisher film/TV
'‘Stateless’ is timeless. Although numerous characters, incidents and official policies are clearly “inspired by true events”, as the opening credits note, the ABC’s probing drama about Australia’s mandatory detention regime is not framed by specific dates or governments. Using a bleak detention centre in outback South Australia as the nexus for our ongoing national obsession with border protection, the show focuses on a secured zone where stasis is a weapon: refugee claims are not processed and conditions are designed to wear down detainees. One newcomer sights a man – catatonically hunched over, clutching a suitcase – and is told that’s what seven years without hope looks like.' (Introduction)
Ghan to Star in TV Drama 2015 single work column
— Appears in: NT News , 24 July 2015; (p. 7)
'A new television drama about the Northern Territory's iconic train tourney has been granted funding from Screen Australia...'
Cate Blanchett on Australia's 'dislocated' Politics : 'You're Living in a System That's Gone Mad' Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 20 February 2020;

'Blanchett’s star-powered TV series Stateless explores the repercussions of immigration detention. ‘None of us are interested in preaching to the converted,’ she says.'

New ABC and Netflix Series Stateless Is a Show about Refugees, so Why Is the Cast so White? 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , February 2020;

'There's a big new show coming to ABC TV with a star-studded cast. It's called Stateless and it's backed by one of the biggest Australian names: Cate Blanchett.' (Introduction)

Cornelia Rau, Australia's Immigration Wars and the True Story behind TV Drama Stateless Daniel Keene , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , March 2020;

'Fifteen years ago, a deeply troubled German-born Australian resident was transferred out of the Baxter detention centre in South Australia's north and taken to hospital, and then a psychiatric facility in Adelaide.'

Stateless and the Inhumanity of Detention Andrew Hamilton , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 8 March vol. 30 no. 5 2020;
'I've been watching Stateless, the ABC drama about Australia’s immigration detention system, with some reluctance. Not because it is poor, but because it is so powerful.' (Introduction)
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