The documentary “L’île aux enfants de l’exode” directed by Sarah Lebas and Cyril Thomas and produced by CAPA Presse wwas awarded a Special Mention by the Jury of FIGRA 2016.
This International Festival of Current Affairs and Documentary Reportage was held from 30 March to 3 April 2016 at Touquet-Paris-Plage. Every year the jury honours the most “essential and irreplaceable knowledge and information supports for a television of quality”.
This year, the jury presided by Jean Paul Mari chose to honour the CAPA Presse team in the Over 40-minute International Competition category..
Having come ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos, this limbo between two worlds, these children tell us of the migrants’ ordeal, from the horrors of war to the dream of a gentler existence. The words of children: raw, moving, often funny, sometimes tragic, always disarmingly sincere. While the refugee crisis has sown the seeds of fear in Europe, the words of these exodus children question our consciences.