An animated short film, narrated by two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia’s Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre, recounting the dangerous journeys that brought them to the island and their memories of the riot that erupted in 2014.
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In July 2013, the Australian Government introduced a controversial immigration policy, transferring asylum seekers arriving by boat to remote offshore detention centres on foreign Pacific islands. Seven months later, the Manus Island centre erupted in violence when police and guards put down protests with sticks, machetes and guns, and 23 year-old asylum seeker Reza Barati was killed.

We spoke to Behrouz and Omar, who are currently detained on Manus Island. This film contains recordings of these conversations.

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AWARDS AND SCREENINGS:

WINNER: Best Short Documentary, Melbourne International Film Festival 2015

NOMINATED: Best Animation, Raindance 2015

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR ANIMATION: San Francisco International Short Film Festival 2015

SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION: Flickerfest 2015

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Palm Springs Shorts Fest 2015

OFFICIAL SELECTION: British Animation Film Festival 2015

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Interfilm, Berlin 2015

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CREDITS

Directed and Produced by Lukas Schrank

Character Artwork by Luke Bicevskis

Executive producers

Carly Bojadziski | Gilbert Caluya | Neil Holden | Peter Murphy | Kevin Roberts | Lucy Best

2D Character animation

Lukas Schrank | Marisa Rossi

Matte painter

Himashis Karmakar

3D character rigging and animation

Elmer Frihdson Ona | Melvin Riego

3D face modelling

Edgar Marocsek

Production Design

Lukas Schrank

Music Composed by 

Ian King

Sound design and mix by

Nick Ryder at Bamboo Audio

Colourist 

Daniel Stonehouse at Crayon

Creative consultant 

Peter Savieri

Editor

Chris Ward

Fixer

Hossein Babaahmadi

Copywriter

Emma Koster

Publicists

Soraya Dean

Miguel Oyarbide

Music

‘Gnossienes 1’

Written by Erik Satie

Performed by Carl Banner

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