Friday, August 4, 2017
A Syrian Refugee's Perilous Journey to Europe -- On Film
The Guardian posted a video on Facebook that went viral. The Guardian shared the film of a young Syrian woman who filmed her journey from the ruins of Kobane in Syria to Austria. Her footage shows what many refugees face on their perilous journey to Europe
Rania Mustafa Ali, 20, filmed her journey from the ruins of Kobane in Syria to Austria. She is cheated by smugglers, teargassed and beaten at the Macedonian border. She risks drowning in the Mediterranean, travelling in a boat meant to hold 15 people but stuffed with over 50.
The film was produced and directed by Anders Somme Hammer. It was edited by Mat Heywood for The Guardian and commissioned and executive produced by Michael Tait.