United Kingdom
dir. Michael Winterbottom
world premiere 2002
U.S. release 2003


Because I cannot imagine a more moving chronicle of the refugee experience, or one rendered with more integrity to the lives it purports to represent. The film's guerrilla production and ethical conviction amount, pleasingly, to the same thing. It's also a feat of editing and location shooting, composed of the sorts of salient global environments that never seem to make it into Baraka and its ilk.