Director George Kurian discusses his film 'The Crossing' with Bill Frelick, Refugees Program Director, Human Rights Watch, during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
'The Crossing' shows us a first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees. Traversing land and sea on an old fishing boat manned by smugglers, the nail-biting journey leads to Europe where the refugees disperse. Each must battle to stay sane and create an identity among the maze of regulations and refugee hostels. The Crossing shows us the lengths to which people go to find safety and forge their own destiny.
*Preceded in New York by Malak and Mustapha, two beautifully rendered short films about two young Syrian children’s personal experiences journeying from their homeland to the shores of Greece. Produced by Dovana Films.
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