Nowhere Line (2015) isn’t purposefully weird, but its presentation of an Australian offshore processing center is dark and eerie enough to win our approval. If you’re a fan of rotoscoped films like Waking Life (2001), A Scanner Darkly (2006), or Waltz With Bashir (2008), this is an absolute must see!

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  1. Powerful and compelling. I won’t get into the politics, but using animation as the medium somehow adds a heightened sense of pathos to this offering. The simplicity of each man speaking for himself is beautifully contrasted to the complexities of the overall refugee situation, as well. For a 15 minute film, it raises many points for subjective exploration: fear, risk, hope, isolation, uncertainty, hunger, longing … the list could go on. And the unresolved ending is a sobering reminder that many live trapped in shadow, trying to hang on and keep their dreams of freedom alive.

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