Shortlisted for the 89th Academy Award® (Live Action)
Winner, Best Live Action Short – Palm Springs International Shortfest 2016

Writer & Director: Marc Wilkins
International Sales: Ouat Media
Country of Production: Switzerland
Year of Production: 2016

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 loose the boat out of sight into the darkness of the night. In the early morning they find themselves drifting through an ocean 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…



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