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A hope more powerful than the sea
Soon to be a major film produced by Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams.
This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those five hundred people, eleven survived; they were rescued four days after the boat sank. Doaa was one of them - her fiancé Bassem, with whom she had fled, was not; he drowned in front of her.
Melissa Fleming, the Chief Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, heard about Doaa and the death of 489 of her fellow refugees on the day she was pulled out of the water. She decided to fly to Crete to meet this extraordinary girl, who had rescued a toddler when she was nearly dead herself.A Hope more powerful than the sea
Mit der Erfindung der Dampfmaschine fing es an. Mit revolutionärer Rasanz machte sich der Mensch die Erde Untertan. Eine Erfindung jagte die nächste, eine Technologie toppte die andere. Für mehr Komfort. Mehr Konsum. Mehr Wohlstand. Und die Erde? Wie lange hält sie den Menschen noch aus? Kompromissloser Blick auf die vergangenen 200 Jahre des Industriekapitalismus.
Field of Dreams
Tempelhof, Berlin’s disused airport close to the city centre has been housing refugees in a welcome centre since 2015. A focus on residents’ daily lives of waiting for applications to be processed and for dreams to become reality.