Daphne Matziaraki is a Greek documentary filmmaker who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She returned to Greece last fall to make a film about the refugee crisis that had overcome her nation.
She told The New York Times that she discovered a situation that she never imagined possible. She followed a coast guard captain for three weeks and filmed during harrowing rescues.
“I followed a coast guard captain for three weeks as he pulled family after family, child after child, from the ocean and saved their lives,” she said.
The New York Times featured Matziaraki’s complete documentary, 4.1 Miles.
Watch the complete documentary below: