Sunday, 27 March 2016

Liquid Traces, nothing to do with fundraising, everything to do with humanity.

Liquid Traces - The Left-to-Die Boat Case from charles heller on Vimeo.

This has nothing to do with fundraising. But everything to do with humanity.

I went to the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House a few weeks and came across this amazing film, Liquid Traces by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani.

Their introduction to the film is better than anything I could write...

Liquid Traces offers a synthetic reconstruction of the events concerning what is known as the “left-to-die boat” case, in which 72 passengers who left the Libyan coast heading in the direction of the island of Lampedusa on board a small rubber boat were left to drift for 14 days in NATO’s maritime surveillance area, despite several distress signals relaying their location, as well as repeated interactions, including at least one military helicopter visit and an encounter with a military ship. As a result, only 9 people survived.

We need to stop getting angry and start doing something about it.

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