Director: Marc Wilkins
Short film | CH | 2016
22 min | Dolby 5.1
50th Hof International Film Festival
Jonas and Silvia are enjoying a wonderful sailing holiday in the Mediterranean Sea. But while sailing through the night, far away from land, they discover an overloaded refugee boat, close to sinking. They are shocked, but too afraid to help. So they call the coast guards, but lose sight of the boat in the darkness of the night.
Early the next morning they find themselves drifting through an sea of dead bodies. The refugee boat has sunk. Jonas and Silvia manage to pull a few survivors out of the cold water: Syrians. This rescue marks the beginning of a dramatic conflict between the hopes and dreams of the refugees, and the fears and ideals of the holiday sailors …