Seeking: Country

After much political hand-wringing, Romania apparently received 710 refugees - but their presence is nowhere to be felt in the public discourse. That’s the best we could do, given that millions of Romanians have themselves gone to the West in search of a better life. But what about the other million souls who have tried to escape terror and war further East by making their way to Europe? The films in this section paint a picture from multiple perspectives: the places left behind, the news that come out of those places, the people refugees encounter in their new adoptive countries, and the distorted lenses they are all reflected through in the media. Humanity in motion - a process with no clear solution, and therefore even more deserving of our compassionate gaze and understanding.