Infrarouge – France 2

Island of the exodus children

Their names are Mary, Oussama, Ayman and Jumana. They range from 5 to 15 years old. They have come from Syria fleeing war and insecurity, hoping, along with their parents, to find a better life in Europe…

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.

Directed by : Sarah Lebas and Cyril Thomas