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As soon as they arrive on European shores, refugees become a commodity. “Immigrants are a business” we heard in Italy and in Greece, we were told that some “made a lot of money this year, because there are so many of them”. Who profits from this human misery? From the smallest to the largest profiteer, many people are making money on the backs of the migrants.
From Greece to Italy, this film goes on a journey into the heart of a scheme that transforms the misery of many into the fortune of few.
Welcoming migrants on European soil has become a profitable business in its own right for all sorts of opportunistic profiteers. According to Sebastiano Buzzi, a mafia member trapped by the Italian police who’d tapped his phone, “The business of migrants is more profitable than drugs”!
But you cannot build such a system without help from politicians… How does everyone fit into this situation? Investigation on the shores of Europe where migrants have become the prey of human trafficking.
Festivals and Awards:
2016: Official selection "festival Zones Portuaires", 11 - 18 Sept. (Genua, Italy)