This kaleidoscopic play utilises transcripts of interviews, media reports, departmental fact-sheets and submissions to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention. Ellis creates an inventive, challenging, disturbing and yet humorous play that contrasts a 'typical' Australian nuclear family with life in detention centres.
"Ellis takes a novel line. He doesn't point the finger at politicians, policy makers or bureaucrats, but suggests instead that you and I - selfish, apathetic and disinterested citizens that we are - are implicated in the maltreatment of refugees." - Sun Herald