Tuesday, December 27, 2016

"Exodus": stunning documentary tracing the lives of migrants into Europe on PBS Frontline


Tonight, PBS Frontline aired “Exodus”, a 2-hour film by James Bluemel (best link ).

The film tracks many migrants from Syria, other areas of Africa, through Greece or Italy (after crossing the Mediterranean in rafts), into France, the UK, Germany, Sweden, and Finland.

The film often shows maps of Europe with moving dots showing the diaspora.



The film focuses on a few characters, like Hassan (Syria) and Saddiq (Afghaninstan).

One of the most harrowing journeys is from Gambia across Niger and then across the Sahara desert.
Many migrants wind up at a camp in Calais (“the Jungle”), from which they try to escape to the UL through the Chunnel with fake papers.
 
Adagez, Niger, start of one of the most striking journeys: Wikipedia: By Dan Lundberg - Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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