The Crossing

Screenings

2017 Season
Basel, Chicago, London, New York, San Diego, Zurich

A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees. Traversing land and sea on an old fishing boat manned by smugglers, the nail-biting journey leads to Europe where the refugees disperse. Each must battle to stay sane and create an identity among the maze of regulations and refugee hostels. The Crossing shows us the lengths to which people go to find safety and forge their own destiny.

Filmmaker(s): 
George Kurian
Year: 
2015
55m
Language(s): 
English, Arabic
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
George Kurian
Director

George Kurian is a documentary filmmaker and photojournalist currently based in Istanbul. He has lived and worked in Afghanistan and Egypt and he has worked in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Turkey and South Asia. He has worked on a range of documentaries from current affairs and history to human interest and wild life.