On board a humanitarian rescue vessel in the Mediterranean
Fuelled by numerous humanitarian crisis in Africa, Middle East and Asia, the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean continues. According to the IOM, the Central Mediterranean Route remains the most lethal migratory route in the world. More than 10,000 deaths in 3 and a half years.
The migrants’ ordeal during their journey from their country of origin is horrifying. Abductions, extortions, torture, forced labour and rape are common reports among the survivors’ testimonies. The only way forward is the one that smugglers offer: overloaded dinghies that not even under the most favourable weather conditions would make it to Italy. Being spotted at open sea is their only chance of survival.
‘In Between’ documents the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean, in international waters off the coast of Libya. This reportage was conducted on board the Aquarius, a humanitarian rescue vessel rescuing and assisting migrants who, after embarking in Libya, try to reach Italy through a deadlier than ever sea crossing.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM
Troubled Waters (2017) Award-winning 7:49 min documentary video Photography, Video and Edit: Marco Panzetti ©Marco Panzetti / SOS Méditerranée