Exodus: Our Journey to Europe
James Bluemel (Winner of the BAFTA Award 2017 for Best Director, Factual)
Special seminars and lectures
Thursday, 17 January 2019, 5pm to 6pm
Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ
Hosted by Department of Sociology
Acclaimed documentary film maker James Bluemel will show clips from and talk about his BAFTA winning BBC and PBS documentary series Exodus: Our Journey to Europe. The production team gave cameraphones to people attempting to reach Europe, escaping war, poverty or persecution. They filmed where regular film crews could not go: on the inflatable dinghies crossing from Turkey to Greece, in the back of lorries entering the Eurotunnel, or in open trucks driven by people smugglers across the Sahara. The result is a terrifyingly intimate yet uniquely epic portrait of the biggest movement of people that Europe has seen since World War Two.
Please join us for a discussion with the director.
A joint event hosted with the Extra Legal Governance Institute (EXLEGI), and the Department of Sociology.