Calais – Welcome to the Jungle

Teun Voeten, Maaike Engels - 52'
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SYNOPSIS

The ‘Jungle’ is a filthy slum on the outskirts of the French port city of Calais. 5000 Refugees and migrants are stranded here in a desperate attempt to cross illegally into the UK, by train, truck, boat or even swimming. This makeshift refugee-camp looks like a third world bidonville and is a microcosm that reflects the enormous global challenges of migration. How do the authorities, aid workers, locals and the refugees themselves try to find a way out of this dead end? And what role does the media play in the increasingly polarized migration-debate? In March, among raising tensions, the Jungle was evacuated and largely destroyed.

CATEGORY

#refugee

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Teun Voeten, Maaike Engels
PRODUCER:
eun Voeten, Maaike Engels
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Maaike Engels
EDITOR:
Maaike Engels

INFORMATION

Country:
Netherlands
Year:
2016

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
52 min