DW/DEUTSCHE WELLE: Phone footage charts refugee flight from start to finish
Phone footage charts refugee flight from start to finish
The Local · 16 Mar 2016, 13:06
Published: 16 Mar 2016 13:06 GMT+01:00
Hundreds of people crammed into a lecture hall in Vienna yesterday to watch a film that tells the story of refugees as they flee their countries and make their way to Germany – using only footage shot on their mobile phones.
The film My Escape, which was directed by Elke Sasse and published on Deutsche Welle, starts with someone filming bombs being dropped on a city in Syria, as well as footage showing what normal life was like there before the war.
It then goes on to chart the different journeys made to Europe and eventually to Germany using only mobile phone footage taken by refugees on the way and interviews with refugees in Germany.
“We noticed that many refugees are using mobile phones…
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