Refusing to wait any longer, the captain of a humanitarian rescue ship rammed a police boat to get to the dock.
As Europe shuts out refugees and migrants, this Italian doctor has been welcoming them year after year.
Can a film change the world? If we believe in the power of one, that ability each human being carries around to make the environment around them better by simply adjusting their behavior, then films have the potential to change the world.
Last year at Berlinale, it was early on during the second day with Jafar Panahi's Taxi, and this year the revelation came
So far at Berlinale, there have been groundbreaking films, films about love, films about current affairs, movies about the past and some looking to the future. Some push the boundaries of reality, while others really stick our noses into the nitty gritty of surviving.
Berlin, so far, has been cathartic for me. I've watched a movie, The Dreamed Ones by Ruth Beckermann, that reinvents the idea of romance and takes it to a cerebral level, thus suggesting the concept that in order to love, we don't have to be next to a person, it's enough to feel them to carry them in our heart.
Considering that we are faced with a situation which is totally unprecedented since the Second World War, We call on the states of the European Union to come to an agreement and take action. An adequate response is urgent if we want to prevent a dangerous rise in racism and xenophobia.
"We hope they can integrate themselves in the Italian and Roman fabric and can have a future."
An emergency situation requires an emergency solution. To stop the shipwrecks and the drownings in the Mediterranean (2,500 dead migrants since January), let's put the presumed refugees, or "would-be refugees" as described by the British press, in planes directly to Europe.
If the dangerous sea route has now become the principal means of entry to the European Union for refugees, it is because the land borders are closed.