Private Project

The Last Border

The war in Ukraine revealed Europe's real policies towards refugees. Ukrainians are automatically granted international protection. For the others, from Middle East and North Africa, the reality could not be more different: they either die at sea or wait several years for the asylum procedures. Many are now homeless in the heart of Europe, Brussels, just a few blocks away from the European Commission building. In recent years, European states have withdrawn rescue operations from the sea, strengthened all borders and funded states like Libya or Turkey to prevent new boat arrivals with refugees. At the same time, they opened their doors to Ukrainians, proving that, after all, it was possible to welcome those who died at Europe's doorstep. The Last Border is ideological and also the hardest to cross.

  • André Carvalho Ramos
  • André Carvalho Ramos
  • André Carvalho Ramos
  • André Lico
    Photography and camera
  • David Luz
    Photography and camera
  • Nuno Assunção
    Photography and camera
  • Sérgio Ribeiro
    Até ao fim do mundo
  • Matilde Candeias
  • Vasco Crespo
    Tecnhical coordination
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Ukraine
  • Language:
    English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • CNN Portugal
    Country: Portugal
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - André Carvalho Ramos

André Carvalho Ramos is an award-winning journalist working for CNN Portugal. He covers migrations in Europe, since 2015, and conflict zones such as Ukraine and Palestine. In 2021, André won two special awards: the Golden Nymph for Best News Documentary, at Monte-Carlo TV Festival, and Best News Coverage, at Venice TV Festival.

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