Conor Maguire and Paul Webster have just returned from Lesvos , an island off Greece, where they were shooting footage for a documentary on the refugee crisis.
Paul Webster says, “We were moved by the accounts of thousands of people crossing the treacherous sea between Turkey and Greece, but there seemed to be extremely limited media coverage, so we felt we needed to just get there and listen to the people on the ground. We launched a funding campaign with a modest goal of €3000, which we raised very quickly and we left for Lesvos in mid-March. We spent 10 days on the island interviewing as many residents, volunteers and refugees as we could.”
The filmmakers are currently editing the documentary, which initially was to due to be a short but, as Paul explains, “the story is still unfolding and there is a lot of potential for a feature documentary.