Can providing humanitarian aid be punishable by law? It seems so. Throughout Europe, some civilians are facing heavy fines and sometimes even decades in prison. Their problem: they have provided humanitarian aid at Europe’s external borders and are being prosecuted for it. This documentary – shot in fourteen cities in five different countries – accompanies people who are doing what they think is right and necessary: not leaving refugees on their own. For them, solidarity is a human right. This is a film that raises the question: What does it mean for our democratic EU values if humanitarianism is being criminalized?
Film Talk with director Nicolás Braguinsky Cascini and co-director Juan Pablo Aris Escarcena, as well as Mirka Schäfer (SOS Humanity); hosted by Stefanie Groth, filmmaker and civil sea rescue activist with Resqship & Sea Punks
Film Talk with Marie Michel (SOS Humanity); hosted by Stefanie Groth, filmmaker and civil sea rescue activist with Resqship & Sea Punks