Asylum seekers in indefinite detention around the UK leave messages in vain on an abandoned answerphone in the basement of a government ministry. They are invisible to the outside world; yet exist under a regime of constant surveillance. Their past traumas return in their dreams and erupt in hallucinations that fill them with panic and fear. With the threat of deportation ever present, they describe their own psychological deterioration as they pass the days in an unlimited confinement that strips their lives of all certainty. This animation film contains sensitive content inspired by lived experiences of seeking asylum.
Executed beautifully... a tremendously affecting animated documentary... both amazingly thought provoking and stylishly done. - Little White Lies Magazine
Packs a political punch that many feature films dream of possessing. - Hussein Currimbhoy, Sheffield/Docfest
Directed by Tim Travers Hawkins
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
WINNER: SILVER DRAGON, Best Animation, Krakow Film Festival 2010
Nominated for the British Animation Awards 2010
You can access the film for free via Vimeo here.
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