Friday, 29 April 2016
So you think you have a right to be rescued?
This short film is currently showing at the As Rights Go By exhibition in Vienna's MQ complex. It's at Q21.
The story concerns the fate of 72 men women and children who were fleeing in an inflatable boat from Gaddafi's Libya.
Having run out of fuel the refugees sent out a distress call.
They were subsequently supplied with biscuits and water by a military helicopter.
No further assistance was forthcoming. No rescue attempt was made.
Nato ships and fishing boats were seen in close proximity but ignored appeals for help.
After more than two weeks the small refugee boat drifted onto a beach on the Libyan coast.
There were only 11 survivors.
You can watch the full 18 minute film Liquid Traces - The Left to Die Boat Case here.