A Hellish Passage: Making The Crossing

Death and danger are ever present when filming The Crossing, a documentary of the LÉ Samuel Beckett’s rescue missions in the Mediterranean

18th December, 2016
Overloaded with refugees off the coast of North Africa Pic: Defence Forces

“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”- Warsan Shire

I’d been following this story closely for some time, long before the first deployment of the LÉ Eithne in the summer of 2015.

Being married to the Navy, it had become a regular conversation topic at our dinner. And yet it was one that felt unfinished; a story with more to it...

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