An animated short film, narrated by two asylum-seekers detained in Australia’s Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre. The film recounts the dangerous journeys that brought them to the island and their memories of the riot that erupted in 2014.

Since 2013 the Australian Government has cracked down on asylum seekers arriving by boat. The controversial move meant that asylum seekers would be sent to remote detention centres in the Pacific to be processed. Seven months after the Manus Island centre opened, a violent protest erupted in which 23 year-old asylum seeker Reza Barati was killed.

Speaking with Behrouz and Omar, two men detained on Manus Island,  the filmmakers animate their stories.


Translations in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese can be found at

Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island from Lukas Schrank on Vimeo.