Nowhere Line opens on a lingering shot of a blood-stained puddle with the sound of heavy rain; the steady, unrelenting type you only hear in the tropics.
It's a powerful start to the short film by British animator Lukas Schrank, narrated by two men currently detained in the notorious offshore processing centre in the pacific.
The first man, Behrouz, is an Iranian journalist who fled his country and nearly drowned on a boat headed for Australia.
The second man, Omar, tells of a touching moment of initial contact with the Manus Island locals when he first arrived, and handing children food from behind bars.
The filmmaker Lukas Schrank told BuzzFeed News that the idea for the film started when he saw a comic book distributed by the Department of Immigration designed to deter people from coming to Australia by boat.
Schrank says he still talks to Omar and Behrouz, who are still at the Manus Island centre. They've been in there for more than two and a half years now.
He says that's timely, as the migrant crisis in Europe means that the film takes on new meaning.
Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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