Director: Michele Cinque
Screening time: 08.04.2019. 16:00
Screening location: Kinoteka
Runtime: 86 min
Awards: Biografilm Festival (2018) - Guerilla Staff Award & two special mentions, Salina Doc Fest (2018), International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania (2018), Diritti a Orvieto - Human Rights International film festival (2018), London Migration Festival, This Human World, DocFeed
In this powerful and moving film, we follow the NGO rescue ship Iuventa, bought and operated by the Jugend Rettet network of young Europeans who challenge the idea of 'Fortress Europe'. In 2016 and 2017, it carried out 15 missions, rescuing more than 14,000 people, before it was seized by the Italian government for allegedly helping traffickers— an accusation Jugend Rettet completely denies. From the Iuventa's first voyage in 2016 to the seizure of the ship more than a year later and the fate of those rescued. It's a complex story, capturing both the drama of the rescues and the political awakening of the young protagonists, who find themselves at the forefront of this horror and death, overwhelmed by the complexities of the problem.