Gangway to a Future
An inexperienced captain on a rescue mission sails towards the Libyan coast with a group of young volunteers, to face and address an immense refugee problem.
GANGWAY TO A FUTURE is a staggering film about a rescue mission with a former fish trawler that was converted to save refugees that try to cross the Mediterranean. While politics fails to find an adequate response to the refugee crisis that is raging on the southern border of Europe, a small NGO decides to take action themselves. The film tells the story of Adriaan Sonneveld, a (then) inexperienced captain, who is trying to tackle a humanitarian crisis together with a group of young volunteers.
90’ / colour
Original title: GANGWAY TO A FUTURE
Dir: René Hazekamp
Prod: Holland Harbour (NL) – Rob Vermeulen
Co-prod: A Private View (BE)
Sc: René Hazekamp
D.O.P.: René Hazekamp
Completed: January 2018
Language: Dutch, English
CIRCUSTIME (2013, doc), THE UNPLACEABLES (2012, doc), ZWERFMENS, DE HERINNERING (2009, short), THE EX IN ETHIOPIA (2002, TV-doc), SOLOMON REIGNS (2002, TV-doc), POLLY JEAN HARVEY: STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR (2001, TV-doc).
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