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.

  • 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
    ‘Gnossienne 1’
    Written by Erik Satie

 

  • Adaptation
    Escarlata Sánchez, Lena Roche, Nuno Prudêncio,
    Diego Giuliani & Jérôme Plan
Curabitur ultricies elit. sed dolor commodo leo