Shirin Abu Shaqra

What Happens to a Displaced Ant (Film – 2017)

Director’s statement

In 2015, I spent five months on two search and rescue missions with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) working for the refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea. During my resting moments, I gathered footage with my smartphone. Throughout these five months, I met fellow humanitarians that dedicate their life to the help of others. They are the heroic ants that clean up after the inhuman dictators and cynical economic interest of the west finish their job. This docu-fiction is inspired and dedicated to all those displaced ants of the planet and to those humanitarians, who, despite everything, continue to fight of love.

article published in MSF journal “Contact”

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