Refugees are often given a bad representation, but truth be told they are no different from the rest of us. They have families and are just trying to make their way through life just like everyone else. They are people who are willing to do whatever it takes to provide a better life for themselves and the people they love. Field of Vision and The New Yorker are looking to change the common perspective of refugees with this six-part documentary, “The Journey.”
Directed by Matthew Cassel, “The Journey” follows a refugee named Aboud Shalhoub who spent over two and a half years away from his wife and two children in order to relocate them out of Syria. In order to do this, Mr. Shalhoub traveled 1,700 miles through the EU in order to apply for asylum in the Netherlands so that his family can leave Syria in hopes for them all to be reunited again. And this six-part documentary follows him throughout it all and shows what it takes for refugees to escape during the war in order to live a better life.
If you’re interested in watching this documentary, the videos will be down below. And if you would like to read more about the making of this series, feel free to check out this post on Field of Vision.