Lifeboat witnesses refugees so desperate they risk their lives in rubber boats to travel from Libyia to Italy in the middle of the night, despite the high probability of drowning

With few resources but certain that civil society must intervene, volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts.

In a political environment increasingly hostile to immigrants and refugees, Lifeboat puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary, global crises and provides a spark of hope revealing how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way. Directed by Skye Fitzgerald, 34' 2019