Manus’ Children Speak
These TV ads were created using real drawings done by children detained on Manus Island and excerpts from real phone interviews with asylum seekers currently in detention. They tell the sometimes heartbreaking stories of Manus' forgotten children for the first time.
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Interview From the Inside
Manus Island Asylum Seeker
For the first time a young asylum seeker talks to GetUp and ChilOut about her life on Manus Island. She reveals details about detention conditions and recounts the trauma and depression experienced by adults and children. She conveys her feelings of hopelessness while waiting indefinitely to be processed.