LIFE JACKET

LIFE JACKET is a powerful documentary that takes us in a journey with some of the refugees as they share their heartbreaking stories of them fleeing the war and persecution hoping to reach a safer place for themselves and their families.
From stories of war and killing to stories of fear while trusting a simple LIFE JACKET to keep them safe while crossing the Aegean Sea to reach the Island of Lesvos risking their lives in the hopes of reaching a better and safer place, not knowing that they will end up in Camp Moria - a place that they say its worst than living in a war zone.
While the refugees live in a survival mode on the island of Lesvos, trying to cope with the war trauma and the trauma they face daily in Moria Camp , we look at the effective role of education in the healing process and in equipping the refugees, young and old, to a better future that awaits them after reaching their hoped destination and getting their legal status.

LIFEJACKET delivers the voices and screams of the refugees as they request their simple human rights; to live in better conditions and to get the education they should.

  • FATEN ALFARAJ
    Director
  • FATEN ALAFRAJ
    Producer
  • BEYOND BORDERS
    Producer
  • Voices for Development and Communication Inc.
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    HUMAN RIGHTS, REFUGEES, ASSYLUM SEEKERS, REFUGEE CAMPS, EDUCATION, RIGHTS
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Greece, Jordan, United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 18, 2020
    World Premiere
    BEST DOCUMENTARY
Director - FATEN ALFARAJ