It’s Like That

Sophie Raymond

In February 2002, Australian radio reporter Jacqueline Arias did telephone interviews with very young asylum seekers, who had been detained for at least twelve months on the Australian coast. The children talked about their situation with some resignation: "Because life in this land out here is good, but not in this camp. It's as if we've been sent to prison. Do you know prison? That's what it's like here!" The independent collective Southern Ladies Animation Group S.L.A.G. made an animated film, featuring three coloured birds, to go along with the children's voices. At the time of the completion of the film, in the autumn of 2003, the children's situation had still not changed.

Credits

Subtitles
NL
Content rating
AL
Director
Sophie Raymond
Country
Australia
Type
Animation, Fiction, Short
Duration
7 minutes
Themes
children and youth, migrants, aliens & forced migration, prison & detention, refugees & asylum
Year
2003