57 min • Politics & World Affairs, Society • 2018
Over a thousand migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, trying to make it to Europe. This year, NGO rescue ships find themselves unable to operate, accused of running a ‘taxi service’ for smugglers.
This film follows the NGO rescue ship ‘Iuventa’, bought and operated by a 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 trafficker - an accusation Jugend Rettet denies.
Iuventa10 won the Anmesty International Human Rights Award in February 2020, honouring people or organisations that stand up for human rights in difficult conditions.