– Blindspot observer –
In the early 21st century, Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions. In April 2015 the number of deaths at sea rose to record levels. For the majority of (boat) refugees, the journey to Europe is an epic undertaking, often starting from a country in a state of war or revolution. Those who leave on such a journey mostly have no clear idea how it will end, or that they will even survive. Blind Spot Observer reflects on these events and the further consequences of this resettlement issue.