Studios
24 May 2019

WHERE IS EUROPE?

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WHERE IS EUROPE?

WHERE IS EUROPE?

original title:

WHERE IS EUROPE?

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2018

film run:

15'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (23/02/2018)

“Where is Europe?” is a 15-min docu-film exploring the role of NGOs in the Mediterranean Sea through the eyes of their crew members. The project is filmed on board the rescue ship “Aquarius”, coordinated by the Italian-French-German NGO “SOS MEDITERRANEE” while the ship is temporarily docked at the Italian port of Catania to restock and crew-change. The film focuses on three core aspect: (i) The impact of the ‘waiting’ by following those everyday activities that surround the preparation of each mission and which are generally underrepresented and undocumented by mass media. (ii) The necessity of redesigning the European political narrative of boat migration by shifting the focus from the body of the migrant to the voices of NGO’s crew members. (iii) The significance of the European identity in these times of unstable international politics.