WARNING: Distressing images
I have filmed much sadness and desperation, I have interviewed many broken, hurt people but I still believe the toughest interview I ever conducted was with SIEV X survivor Sondus. Asking this gentle mother to describe her loss and grief over the drowning of her 3 little girls while I filmed her was one of the hardest things I've done.
This excerpt is from feature documentary ANTHEM. It tells the story of the infamous SIEV X, a refugee boat that sank off the coast of Australia drowning 353 men women and children. This clip contains footage of survivors describing that fatal boat journey and analysis of what went on behind the scenes.
Filmed 14 years ago the stories contained in this clip are now being repeated across the globe as Europe struggles with unprecedented numbers of desperate refugees arriving on its shores.