Humanity on Trial

Duration: 72 min.
Country of production: Denmark
Year of production: 2019
Film original language: Danish, English, Arabic, Greek, Russian, Spanish
Director: Jonas Bruun
Pictures: Jonas Bruun
Editing: Thor Ochsner
Sound: Olli Huhtanen
Music: Jonas Colstrup
Producer: Malene Flindt Pedersen
Inwestors: DR, The Danish Film Institute, Yle, Avek, SRF, SVT, MEDIA – Creative Europe (Slate & TV-programming), and more.

When the refugee crisis hits Europe, the young Dane Salam travels to Greece to volunteer. Rescuing refugees from the Aegean Sea becomes his calling. But one night while trying to find a refugee family lost at sea, Salam is arrested and charged with human smuggling. If he is convicted, he might spend the rest of his life behind bars in a Greek prison. In the country where democratic values were born Salam’s case will set the course for the future of Europe’s humanity. The verdict will decide: is saving lives a crime in Europe?