SYNOPSIS

 

Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island is an animated documentary 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.

 

In October 2014, director Lukas Schrank made phone contact with the men, who were able to tell their stories from within the compound.

 

 


 

 

Their interviews offer a chilling insight into the reality of life for the 1700 people currently being held in Australia’s offshore detention centres.

 

On February 17th 2014, the Centre erupted in violent conflict between the locals and the detainees. Hundreds of detainees experienced serious injury, and 23

year-old Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati was killed. Nowhere Line tells the story of that night from inside of the facility’s fences.

 

 

 

 

By illustrating these journeys and giving air to their stories, this documentary short illuminates the compelling personal side to the human rights crisis faced by

those seeking asylum in Australia.

 

The film has been screened internatioanlly and won the award for Best Short Documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2015.