Non Assistance (52 mn)
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.
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