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Oscar-Nominated '4.1 Miles' Documents Refugee Crisis in Greece

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A Greek coast guard captain, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, pulls refugees from the water. (Daphne Matziaraki)

Between 2015 and 2016, 600,000 migrants crossed the water between Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos, many on small, dangerous inflatable rafts. In her short film “4.1 Miles,” UC Berkeley Journalism alumna Daphne Matziaraki documents the Greek Coast Guard’s overwhelming struggle to save these refugees from drowning. She followed a ship captain for three weeks as he “pulled family after family, child after child, from the ocean and saved their lives,” and looks at his own struggle to make sense of the trauma. Matziaraki joins us in-studio to discuss her film and the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece.

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Daphne Matziaraki, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, '4.1 Miles'

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