Tag: show of force

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Joshua Bennett Interview

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Joshua Bennett Interview

Humanity on the Move was conceived as a multi-film project. We felt that it was important to tell stories of people from different walks of life, from different countries because while their specific stories were very different the push factors, the reason they’re forced to flee their country’s violence, conflict, imminent danger to life, they’re …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Susan Akram Interview #2

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Susan Akram Interview #2

Jordan, which is the fourth most water-stressed country in the world, doesn’t have sufficient water resources for it’s own population. And here it is with a registered Syrian refugee population of 700,000 people. And a huge camp – Za’atari Camp which is now becoming one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Services are …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Maro Chermayeff Interview

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Maro Chermayeff Interview

We felt very passionately that we needed to tell human stories that help to understand that the global refugee crisis is not just happening over there. It’s happening right here. We really want people to see that behind every huge crisis is a face. Who are these people? How can we be part of helping …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Talya Tibbon Interview

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Talya Tibbon Interview

It was really a high priority for us to not put them in increased danger. As a filmmaker, it’s a really fine line to walk; to not be in an abler, to not help them. And you see someone who is in her late 60s struggling in the field you really just want to reach …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Susan Akram Interview #1

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Susan Akram Interview #1

In answer to the question: Where are the refugees going? It’s not really a choice. It’s whatever international border is closest to wherever they are living. So that means these host neighboring countries. Beyond that, the Syrian refugees outside of the region have been heading to primarily Germany, Sweden, and Austria. And Germany and Sweden …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Deborah Anker Interview #1

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Deborah Anker Interview #1

In terms of the character of the gangs, there have been some very famous scholars of the U.S. Army College who have described you know these are the deadliest conflicts of anywhere in the world outside of Iraq and Afghanistan. A lot of people try again because again, they face targeted violence. Because of their …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Jessica Chermayeff Interview #1

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Jessica Chermayeff Interview #1

The hardest part is balancing the seriousness and severity of the issue of refugees with the fun and joy of daily life. People aren’t miserable everyday even if what they’re doing is hard, even if they’re leaving something really difficult behind. There’s joy and fun and laughter and intimacy and everything else along the way. …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Jessica Chermayeff Interview #2

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Jessica Chermayeff Interview #2

Towards the North and Comandos are two films that tackle the migration, or refugee crisis, in Central America from two very different points of view, but both from young women. One of whom, Mimi, really wants to stay home and invest in her country, in El Salvador. And Joseline, who is trying to escape very …

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Juliana Schatz-Preston Interview

Doc World | Humanity on the Move | Juliana Schatz-Preston Interview

In a place like El Salvador, there is a lot of fear. Fear is pervasive throughout the country. And so finding people to share their stories in a manner that is completely honest, and to share their homes and their space with us in places that are occupied by gangs, that can perhaps bring unwanted …