Drowning Letters

Drowning Letters


Thousands of people have crossed the Mediterranean Sea these years trying to reach Europe. Through a mysterious voice from the bottom of the sea, Drowning Letters tells the most tragic years of the European contemporary history. Following written letters, from mothers to their children, the voice accompanies the Spanish NGO rescue vessel, Open Arms, in its most dramatic mission, struggling to save 550 people from a shipwreck. We then travel to Paris, where police violence against migrants contrasts with their efforts to reach Europe. Forgetting that it is a true story, the situation gets worse when the film takes us aboard a Libyan coastguard military vessel and show us the most dangerous place in the world, in Libya, where human beings are being mistreated and enslaved.


Creative documentary
Length: 81′
Production year: 2020
Original title: Cartas Mojadas
Written and Directed by: Paula Palacios
Produced by: MORADA FILMS with the support of
the Spanish Minister of Culture (Icaa) and Aljazeera Documentary Channel
Producer: Paula Palacios
Executive Producer: Carlo D’Ursi
Associate Producer: Isabel Coixet
Associate Producer: Christoph Jörg
Editors: Virginie Véricourt, Juia Juániz, María Macías
Distributed by: Syldavia Cinema
Shooting format: HD colour 16/9
Screening format: DCP, Bluray, DVD
Original Language: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Eritrean
Subtitles: Spanish / English
Locations: Lesbos (Greece) Paris (France), Tripoli & Beni Walid (Libya), La Valetta (Malta) Central Mediterranean Sea
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