Completed in 2018, NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL is a uniquely poetic and truthful documentary about one of the darkest and most seminal political historical events of the start of the 21st century: the founding of a zone of exclusion within the Eurozone. The end of March 2018 marks the second anniversary of the ruling body of the Eurozone radically revising its policy regarding undocumented migrants arriving on the Aegean shores of Greece. At that time the European Commission declared undocumented migrants arriving on the Aegean islands would be sent back to Turkey. We were there a few weeks later with our camera on Lesvos-the main point of entry-interviewing people experiencing for the first time camps that had been constructed for the purpose of processing people transformed into concentration camps where people are held today indefinitely. Europe was where the formulation les droits de l'homme et du citoyen, "the rights of the human being and of the citizen" was first declared. The long ...
Richard C. Ledes