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48.000 Names

A hard-hitting documentary that delves into the European migration crisis.
3/5

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Directed by Roel Swierenga, ’48.000 Names’ is a short documentary film that brings attention to the estimated 48,764 migrant deaths as a result of the hostile crossing into Europe. The film is narrated by, and stars, Mo Ahmed. The documentary acts as a condemnation of European border policy. ’48.000 Names’ is also a tribute to those who attempted to flee persecution from a fragile state or in their failed pursuit for a better life.

The 4-minute documentary opens with a map of continental Europe, followed by poignant imagery of thousands of cenotaphs erected along a coastline. Throughout the entire documentary, Mo Ahmed delivers a plea for justice regarding the fatalities of the victim’s – with many of the deaths left uninvestigated and/or ignored. A hard-hitting film that brings a sense of humanity to the situation and respectful of the fallen.

Roel Swierenga (Director) and Roos Ykema (Writer) have created a heartrending docu-short that gives unflinching commentary to immigration policy. Mo Ahmed’s passion and dedication for egalitarianism and incrimination should be applauded. The film may be a difficult watch for some, but it’s an important reminder of the ever-present European migration crisis. Visually, cinematography is of a high standard throughout – coupled with awe-inspiring drone footage. The emotional soundtrack aids the tone of the narrative.

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48.000 Names

A hard-hitting documentary that delves into the European migration crisis.
3/5

Review

Directed by Roel Swierenga, ’48.000 Names’ is a short documentary film that brings attention to the estimated 48,764 migrant deaths as a result of the hostile crossing into Europe. The film is narrated by, and stars, Mo Ahmed. The documentary acts as a condemnation of European border policy. ’48.000 Names’ is also a tribute to those who attempted to flee persecution from a fragile state or in their failed pursuit for a better life.

The 4-minute documentary opens with a map of continental Europe, followed by poignant imagery of thousands of cenotaphs erected along a coastline. Throughout the entire documentary, Mo Ahmed delivers a plea for justice regarding the fatalities of the victim’s – with many of the deaths left uninvestigated and/or ignored. A hard-hitting film that brings a sense of humanity to the situation and respectful of the fallen.

Roel Swierenga (Director) and Roos Ykema (Writer) have created a heartrending docu-short that gives unflinching commentary to immigration policy. Mo Ahmed’s passion and dedication for egalitarianism and incrimination should be applauded. The film may be a difficult watch for some, but it’s an important reminder of the ever-present European migration crisis. Visually, cinematography is of a high standard throughout – coupled with awe-inspiring drone footage. The emotional soundtrack aids the tone of the narrative.

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