Counting. The Human Costs of Border Control (Documentary by Pieter Boeles, 2014)

An impressive and moving short documentary about a search for traces of the fate of boat refugees in public registers. Nobody knows how many African boat refugees drowned during their attempt to reach Europe. A team of researchers from VU University Amsterdam investigated the death certificates in all the civil registries along the Mediterranean coast in order to trace the anonymous deceased and bring them back to public memory in a comprehensive data-base. In the documentary, two researchers are followed during their first visit to Malta. They realize that their project is about human dignity.