San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Mare Chiuso / Closed Sea
dir. Andrea Segre & Stefano Liberti, Italy, 63mins, 2012
The on-going deaths and human rights abuses that occur as migrants attempt to enter Europe go largely unreported. In 2009, Berlusconi and Gaddafi signed an agreement to control migration flows between Italy and Libya. Since then, all migrants intercepted at sea by the Italian navy were forcibly pushed back to Libya, where they have been exposed to abuse by local police. This documentary tells the unknown side of the story: how this 'push-back policy' has been implemented, what actually happens on the boats, and what subsequently happens to migrants after their deportation.
Followed by a discussion by Pauline Donald, co-author of 'Bad News for Refugees'.
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