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Every summer thousands of tourists come to the Greek island of Lesbos to celebrate their holidays. This summer there was an extra group present: the refugees arriving from Turkey by rubber boats as they entered the European Union. 

Philip Brink and I created a setting where we let both groups sit together and talk on a park bench overlooking the sea. The result can be seen in a documentary of 22 minutes.

The entire project and film can be seen on www.theislandofalltogether.com



Published on: New York Times LENS (US), France 24 (FR), Knack (BE), De Correspondent (NL), Volkskrant Vonk (NL), Vimeo Staff Pick (US), BNR News (NL), Al Jazeera + (UK), Huffington Post Arabic (US), La Repubblica (IT), Frankfurter Allgemeine (GER), Publico (PT), Upworthy (US), Tages Anzeiger (CH), Coldplay (US), Slate Behold (US), Brazilian Talkshow (BR). 

Screenings on UN Headquarters New York (US), Nieuwmarkt (NL), Traverse City Festival (US), AFI Docs Washington (US), TED X Youth Zurich (CH). 

Exhibited in Nutshuis Den Haag (NL), Museum Hilversum (NL), CIVIS Media Prize (GER), Edinburgh festival (UK), Vogele Kulturzentrum (CH).

TV and radio: De Grens bereikt (NL), Serious Request (NL), Onder ons (NL), UN Radio (US). The entire list can be seen here.

Winner Zilveren Camera (NL), Innovative Journalism