Spend 20 minutes of your time and watch 4.1 Miles, a 2016 short documentary film about a coast guard captain on the Greek island of Lesvos who is charged with the saving thousands of migrants during the European migrant crisis. The film is directed by Daphne Matziaraki who -as of yesterday- is proudly an Oscar nominee for the best short film documentary in The Academy’s Oscars 2017.
In a year’s time, more than 600.000 refugees have attempted to cross these 4.1 miles that separate Turkey and Greece. Lesvos was supposed to be their first step to freedom but reality proved them wrong. What’s even more disturbing, is that it’s up to 10 locals to carry the burden of helping out 200 persons cross the boarders, per hour!
Her short film won’t make your day, neither is a happy short story you can forget in an hour or so. If the 20′ documentary video has moved you, it is worth sharing it away so that people now, know, what’s wrong and how acting from the heart is like. These are the modern societies we live in. This is our Europe.
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