Murky Waters

Duration: 1 hr 7 mins Director: Martin Gulnov
Murky Waters

When is saving a life a crime? In 2015 Mo Abassi travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos with a humanitarian organisation to help refugees. He saved a group of people from drowning when their overcrowded boat got into difficulties. But then the local authorities arrest him and accuse him of human trafficking. Through numerous meetings with his defence attorney, Knud Foldschack, Mo is forced to account for every action that he and his team of volunteers took. The film reveals the complex tensions between local people, the coastguard, the authorities, the multiple NGOs on the ground, and how these tensions interact with the simple human instinct to save the lives of innocent people who are in danger of drowning right in front of your eyes.

Screening as part of Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston. 

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