Private Project

The Pushback

Through the Balkans, numerous people are attempting to enter the EU to claim asylum. However, Croatian authorities are denying safe passage to thousands of asylum seekers, and regularly subjecting them to violent "push-backs". Against this backdrop of illegal police brutality, grassroots organisations are helping pushback survivors resist this injustice.

  • Avishkar Chhetri
  • Arshad Isakjee
  • Jelena Obradovic
  • Thom Davies
  • No Name Kitchen
  • Ricardo Coke-Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Rocky Irvano
    Composer & Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Social-Drama, Refugee, Charity, Awareness, Police-Brutality
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Distribution Information
  • Avishkar Chhetri
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Avishkar Chhetri

Avishkar Chhetri was born in Pokhara Nepal and grew up in West London. He graduated with the highest honours from Kingston College School Of Art & Design in Digital Arts specializing in Animation, Digital Illustration and Concept Design. He undertook a MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art

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Director Statement

The Pushback is a collaboration between director Avishkar Chetrri, academics Arshad Isakjee (University of Liverpool), Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik (Aston University) and Thom Davies (University of Nottingham) and No Name Kitchen. The animation brings attention to the violence used to secure EU borders and the effects it has on displaced people seeking asylum.