The Remains – After the Odyssee by Nathalie Borgers garners the Documentary Award 2019 (Humanitarian) of the Women’s International Film & Television Showcase in Los Angeles.
The jury statement:
Borgers’ documentary on the plight of migrants crossing the Mediterranean and across Europe humanizes the issue from a different perspective and raises the question: what happens to the dead bodies that are recovered from the sea? THE The Remains – After the Odyssee is an enlightening film told with a deep understanding and sensitivity of both the complex issues of the crisis and the emotional impact on the relatives left behind.
The WIFTS Documentary Award 2019 is also in recognition of Nathalie Borgers’ entire body of work as a filmmaker of passion and integrity without restraint or comprise of the subject matter.