An exclusive report filmed in the Australian asylum processing centre on Nauru, FEB, 2003.

The isolated pacific island of Nauru was used by the Howard Junta to detain and process asylum seekers. Denied access to lawyers or journalists, detainees were interned in a state of limbo for over 16 months. “We can’t take it anymore. It’s been a month since we had food or water,” despairs one detainee. Mothers were reduced to drinking rainwater and feeding their children expired milk. Access to medical services were severely restricted and the overwhelming feeling in the camp was one of despair.

“I want to die. I don’t have any future,” states one inmate.

Produced by SBS/Dateline

Distributed by Journeyman Pictures