“4.1 Miles” FREE! Must see!
July 2, 2017 § Leave a comment
FREE! This 25 minute long documentary is a Must See!
Step onboard the Greek Coast Guard Captain, Kyriakos Papadopoulos’ boat while he and his crew, help rescue hundreds of migrants and refugees from rubber boats, in the “4.1 Mile” stretch of Aegean Sea between Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos. Lesbos, Greece is the E.U. entry point for people fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
The Captain discusses how he is no longer just a Coast Guard Captain, but a Doctor, without proper training, saving mothers, fathers, and children’s lives from the harsh winds and choppy waters. The hospitals are overwhelmed with children who have lost their parents, those responsible aren’t helping, the world turns a blind eye and closes it’s borders, and the Turkish smugglers are in it for the money.
Between 2015-2016, over one million people made the 4.1 mile crossing from Turkey to Lesbos.