Humanity on Trial

Jonas Bruun, Denmark, 2019

75 min.DK/Documentary

When the refugee crisis hits Europe, the young Dane Salam travels to Greece to volunteer. Rescuing refugees from the Aegean Sea becomes his calling. But one night while trying to find a refugee family lost at sea, Salam is arrested and charged with human trafficking. If he is convicted, he might spend the rest of his life behind bars in a Greek prison. In the country where democratic values were born, Salam’s case will set the course for the future of Europe’s humanity. The verdict will decide: Is saving lives a crime in Europe?
Basic information Credits
Original title Humanity on Trial
Danish title Sigtet for at redde liv
Keywords Greece, Refugees, Refugee Camps, Emergency rescue, Humanitarian work, Aid work, Aldeen, Salam, Personal history, Trials, 2010-2019
Director Jonas Bruun
Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Director of Photography Jonas Bruun
Editor Thor Ochsner
Sound Olli Huhtanen
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Appearance Salam Aldeen, Freddy Blak, Holger K. Nielsen, Christian Dahlager
Production country Denmark
International sales First Hand Films World Sales
Comment The film is Jonas Bruun''s first directorial credit. Bruun has a background in anthropology.
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Production company
Executive Producer Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jonas Bruun


Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen


Cinematographer Jonas Bruun


Editor Thor Ochsner


Composer Jonas Colstrup


Sound engineer Olli Huhtanen


Hjælpearbejder Salam Aldeen
Medlem, Europarådet Freddy Blak
MF, SF Holger K. Nielsen
Advokat Christian Dahlager

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