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A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea.

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A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea.

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A day in the life of a Greek coast guard captain caught in the biggest refugee crisis since WWII

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reality of the horror
19 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

The waves of people fleeing terrorism in Syria, Afghanistan, etc, has made news in the past few years. Most of what people have heard of it has only been through reports. Daphne Matziaraki's "4.1 Miles" puts a human face on the story. The focus is a coast guard captain near a Greek island who has to rescue large numbers of the refugees. I suspect that the tough experience faced by the captain is nothing compared to the horror that the refugees experienced in their homelands. This is one gripping documentary.

The documentary has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject. I haven't seen any of the other nominees, but I'd say that it would be justified to give "4.1 Miles" the award. This will probably be the closest that most people in the west will come to experiencing what the Syrians, Afghans, etc, have been through for the past few years. To think that we could've avoided all this by not invading Iraq or Afghanistan.


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