By Jonathan SCHÖRNIG

UCM.ONE GMBH - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World

Documentary - Completed 2024

The real-time documentary “One Hundred Four” shows how agonisingly long it takes to rescue 104 refugees from a sinking rubber dinghy.

& Awards

DOK Leipzig 2023
Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Instituts
DOK Leipzig 2023
Filmpreis Leipziger Ring
DOK Leipzig 2023
Goldene Taube Langfilm
DOK Leipzig 2023
ver.di Preis für Solidarität, Menschlichkeit und Fairness
    • Year of production
    • 2024
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, True Story
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jonathan SCHÖRNIG
    • Producer(s)
    • Uwe NITSCHKE
    • Synopsis
    • Every year, the world’s most dangerous escape route claims thousands of lives. In the first half of 2023 alone, almost 2,000 people died in the Mediterranean because the European Union‘s border policy systematically violates existing rights. Instead of helping the shipwrecked, Frontex carries out illegal pushbacks, supports the violent actions of the Libyan coastguard and massively combats private sea rescue missions that intervene where the EU fails. Despite media evidence, it remains incomprehensible to those who have not experienced this situation themselves: why are hundreds of people in mortal danger being denied help and the civilian helpers even threatened and criminalised?