Sherbet has created a powerful animated short for the Guardian, voiced by David Morrissey and Peter Capaldi, to highlight the plight of detainees on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The film was commissioned through The Guardian’s multi media news editor Mustafa Khalili and his colleague video producer Guy Grandjean and is based on testimonies collated by human rights law firm Reprieve, who have visited detainees held without charge or trial at Guantanamo. Some detainees have been cleared of any charge for over five years but are still held. Mustafa Khalili said, "I had long been eager to document the controversies of Guantánamo, but recognised that it was virtually impossible to film anything worthwhile. Yet the transcripts Reprieve were managing to smuggle out were so evocative, so human, so powerful; getting to the inmates suddenly became a reality. The challenge was how do we do it? We thought of animation" Jonathan Bairstow, producer at Sherbet said, “Animation can lend itself well to challenging and complex subjects if it used with integrity and sensitivity. We feel that we understood the aims and work of Reprieve and the intentions of the Guardian and hope to have created a film that will inspire positive thought.” Jonathan Hodgson was director, Tom Senior animation director. Ben Sayer managed editing, animation and compositing. Rebecca Balint, Harriet Titlow, Hakim Ismail and Stuart Beer were animators. Evocative and powerful sound design was created and mixed by Fonic. Jonathan Hodgson said, “Much of the animation I direct these days is of an ethical nature. Jonathan Bairstow of Sherbet shares my interest in humane and sometimes challenging content and helps facilitate interesting projects with varied production requirements. We often work with small production teams and look to break new ground in the ways animation can be produced and used.” Sherbet was invited to submit ideas for the project by the Guardian after producing a short for Amnesty International and The Guardian as part of Amnesty International’s 2012 death penalty campaign in 2012. The death penalty film was nominated for the Digital Innovation Award at the Amnesty Media Awards in 2013.