Paula Palacios, the film’s director, joins the NGO on a tough mission to tell a story about life and death on the deadliest migratory route on the planet.
Through the reading of letters written from mothers to children, 'Cartas mojadas' (Wet letters) tells us about the drama of migration to Europe and the suffering of thousands of people who try to cross the Mediterranean Sea every year. The voice accompanies the Open Arms NGO’s ship on one of its toughest missions, fighting to save 550 people from perishing at sea. This documentary, by Paula Palacios, is a film about a journey, about life and death on the deadliest migratory route on the planet.
The premiere of 'Cartas mojadas' took place on Friday 28 August at the 27th edition of the Malaga Film Festival where it competed in the official documentary section. However, 'Cartas mojadas' will not hit theatres until October 9.
The documentary also takes the viewer to the streets of Paris, where police violence against migrants who have struggled so hard to get to Europe is highlighted, and also shows the most dangerous place in the world, where human beings are abused and enslaved—Libya, aboard, in this case, a coastguard ship from the North African country.
Here is the trailer for the documentary, produced by Morada Films, which has been shared by Open Arms on its social media accounts:
What can also be watched already, in this case through the platform Filmin, is the short film that the journalist Ana Pastor has created for Newtral with the help of Open Arms and the Barça Foundation. 'Origen' (Origin) tells the story of young Senegalese people who decided not to go to Europe, exercising their professions in their own country and founding their own businesses.