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The Crossing

George Kurian directed the award-winning documentary The Crossing (2015). The Crossing changed the narrative on the European ‘refugee crisis’ through an intimate personal story of Syrians risking their lives on treacherous seas to enter the continent.

The Guardian praised The Crossing as one of the five movies to look out for at the Human Rights Watch film festival.

On the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December) 2016, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) screened The Crossing, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria.

Showened at the European Union's diplomatic service (EEAS) 10th annual ''One World in Brussels''. 14 documentaries were presented and the committee awarded The Crossing for the best film 2016.

  • Broadcast in more than 30 countries

  • Winning 4 best documentary awards

  • Screened at 30 National TV broadcasts

  • Screened at more than 40 international film festivals

The Crossing took us along one of the most dangerous journeys of our time with a group of Syrian women, men and children fleeing war and persecution, crossing the Mediterranean searching for safety in Europe. It brought the moving stories of Angela, Afaf, Mustafa, Nabil and Salwa to millions of people across the world.