4.1 Miles

Set amidst the ongoing Refugee crisis in Europe, 4.1 Miles follows Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek coast guard, who works to save migrants, fleeing from their homes, from drowning at sea. This film was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Reflection Questions

  1. How do you explain the choices made by Kyriakos Papadopoulos? What risks does he face?
  2. Many refugees are aware of the danger they face as they try to get to Europe, yet they are willing to take the risks. How do you explain their choices? What do their actions suggest about why some people would migrate?
  3. If you could ask Kyriakos Papadopoulos a question, what would you ask him? What would you want to tell him?
  4. Consider using the Project Zero thinking routine See, Think, Wonder with this film. Follow the link to more information on the routine.