4.1 miles is a short documentary about a coast guard captain on a small island in Greece, who is suddenly charged with saving thousand of refugees from drowning at the Agean Sea.
Whilst we repeatedly read about this in the news, by now many have become immune to any additional developments, and statistical information. This documentary puts human faces to this political issue – our worlds refugee crisis – and highlights what is at stake – human life – regardless of beliefs.
Director Daphne Matziaraki said the following about the documentary:
“In making this film, I was struck by the fine lines that separate us, the moments when our paths cross fleetingly, and we look at one another for the first time and sometimes for the last. This film shows that crucial moment between life and death, where regardless of political beliefs, fears or preparation, some people will go beyond themselves to save a stranger.”
Watch this very important documentary here: https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000004674545/41-miles.html