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Documentaries, society

Refugees’ Phone Records

YEAR: 2017 | LENGTH: 2 parts (43 minutes each)  |  SOURCE: DW


Their escapes were shocking, dramatic and filmed entirely on their mobile phones. Refugees describe their flight to Germany in this award-winning documentary. #MyEscape tells the story of a migrant crisis in a digital age. Refugees are reliant on smart phones – from journey planning to morale-boosting phone calls home, the devices are a lifeline for those fleeing to Europe. They carry memories of places left behind and dreams of places not yet seen. #MyEscape brings together stories from those who have fled their homelands. It lets refugees speak for themselves and tell their harrowing stories in their own words. The film’s footage is not captured by film makers or news teams, but by the refugees themselves.


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