Director: Tim de Keersmaecker
Country of Origin: Belgium
Available languages: NL, EN, SV, PT
Doctor Bartolo took responsibility for Omar, an 18-year-old Tunisian who stranded on Lampedusa’s coast. He offers Omar a family, a home and a job as an interpreter in the local detention centre. Around the same time Adam, a 16-year-old from Ghana, is taken in by a hotelkeeper, who gives him a job as the hotel’s valet. Both boys have been lucky. Or haven’t they? Lampedusa: promised land or prison in the Mediterranean Sea?
THE STORIES BEHIND THE NUMBERS
In the headlines, migration is presented through numbers, figures and geopolitical considerations, while personal stories are forgotten. GLOBAL NOMADS curates 17 European films that give a face to the refugee crisis and focus on the stories behind the numbers. Thanks to this project, the films will be promoted to audiences worldwide and distributed on all major VOD platforms on 20 June 2017 – World Refugee Day.