While governments are more and more criminalizing migratory fluxes, some women and men are getting organized : some are chartering boats to save the shipwrecked. Others are hosting them on land, and yet others are filing criminal complaints against States for having failed to provide assistance to people in danger. All these individuals, moved by determination and courage, are actively offering an alternative to general indifference. Among them, Charles Heller, a young Swiss researcher whom, by actively participating to the creation of first the Watch the Med platform – which documents the disappeared-at-sea migrants boats cases, and then the emergency phone line AlarmPhone created for boats in distress, shows us that this is not a fatality. Not only is it possible to save migrants at see, but it is also necessary today to address migrations differently. By following his, and 6 other people’s, daily fight in Europe, on land and at sea, the film try and bring some food for thought in light of the current tragedy.
Where I comme from in France, I saw a painting : the Dreaming of the Honey Ant. In this Dreaming there are some dots, some crescents, some lines... There is no particular way to look at them. I am overwhelmed but I don’t know why.
A lone woman skiing and pulling her sled across Lapland in winter
My name is Nathalie. I get on my skis in Ivalo, Finland. I load up my sled and I welcome, with a grimacing pleasure, on my shoulders and the small of my back, its 71 kilos of gear. All my life fits in there, and will, for the two and half months to come. I put in that too, I know, my doubts and hopes.
In Bangladesh, 49 million people are currently contaminated by arsenic contained in the water they consume daily...
In Bangladesh, 49 million people are currently contaminated by arsenic contained in the water they consume daily. Not properly informed, abandoned and rejected, these people die in their villages in a total lack of concern.
June 1944 : In the midst of the Liberation, 800 deportees were transported from French camps to Germany. Due to the Allies’ bombing and Resistants’ attacks, the railway was in such bad shape that the journey across France took 57 days. The deportees even had to walk at some occasions and were seen by several eye witnesses. The journey ended in Dachau and more than half of the deportees never came back.
On the occasion of the revival of la Victorine, the only survivor amidst a few dozen film studios in Nice on the French Riviera, the time has come to have a closer look at its past: an adventurous and dramatic story.
This is the story of a piece of land on the peninsula Tuzla (Istanbul) where, in the 60s, between sky and water, Anatolian Armenians have built with their hands their « home » of studies and vacation, their family home: the Camp Armen.