Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island

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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
WINNER: Best Animated Short Audience Award, Nashville Film Festival 2017
WINNER: Audience Award for Short Film, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2016
WINNER: Theme of Festival Award, Realtime Film Festival 2017
WINNER: Folegsong Foundation of the USA award, IFOLT 2017
WINNER: Audience Award, Fear No Film / Utah Arts Festival 2017
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
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Darwin International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: La Scatola Blu Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2Annas Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Inte Cinema Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cinéma Le Méliès, September 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Hearth of Gold Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Muestra Internacional de Cine de Palencia 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Forum Visages, Nantes 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: FINCORTEX, Columbia 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Festival International Du Film Ethnographique Du Québec 2017

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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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