'The Invisible Picture Show is a relatively low budget project that wants to raise awareness about children in immigration detention centers. I like this project because it demonstrates well the possibilities that cross-media campaigns offer to activist causes: it is about immersion linked to a clear call to action. I asked director Tim Hawkins to tell us more about The Invisible Picture Show… SG: Where did the idea of Invisible Picture Show come from? who commissioned it? TH: Invisible Picture Show is based on interviews I made over the phone with children in immigration detention centers in Australia, Greece, South Africa and the USA. The project was commissioned by an organisation called International Detention Coalition (IDC) who got in touch with me after they saw 1000 Voices ( a previous film of mine about the indefinite detention of immigrations in the UK. I wanted to do something a bit different this time, so I suggested creating an interactive project and they loved the idea. This is a truly cross-platform initiative. As well as the web documentary we have a touring short-film version, crucial for reaching places where there is no broadband, we had a live event at the UN that mixed the animation with performances from formerly detained children, and we have the online ‘End Child Detention’ campaign....' IDC were fantastic and gave us complete creative freedom on the project. They were incredibly supportive and trusting.