Every year, hundreds of thousands of Africans risk their lives trying to get into Europe. We follow a convoy of young migrants. Pervasive hopes and idealism characterise the journey’s start: they are going to be the lucky ones who, despite all odds, will be able to make a new life in Europe. Next comes the understanding of what they had undertaken through the loss of their money in bribes to corrupt officials, the dried-up corpses of other migrants in the desert — a constant reminder of what would happen to them if they ran out of water. Then comes the hell of Libya’s internment camps, with squalid living conditions and beatings, leading to the bitter knowledge that they are simply pawns, to be used and abused by every authority they encounter. And eventually the sickening realisation that they have lost the biggest gamble of their lives.
Selected for IDFA 2011, FIPA 2012, VERA Film Festival 2012, and Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival.
Previous broadcasts include FRANCE 5, SIC, PRAMER, MEDIA CONTENTS STORE, ART MEDIA, DR, PLANETE POLAND, SVT, DRS, MAC TV AND MEDI1SAT