Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Lorry Jumpers

September again, early hours. I stayed up to watch The Lorry Jumpers, a documentary about some of the people who try to get into the UK from the port of Calais. It was powerful and sometimes painful to watch and I was shocked by the behaviour of the French police. They were brutal. It one harrowing scene an officer actually beat up the documentary maker, Leo Maguire.

Some of the people featured managed to make it to Britain. The film showed them in their grim little flats and they spoke of their hopes and dreams and their gratitude to be in a place where they could work and be safe.

David Cameron referred to migrants as a 'swarm', and one vile commenter (I won't name her) called refugees 'cockroaches'. To me they seem brave and courageous. I believe they can make our countries better places.

4 comments:

jo(e) said...

It's often horrifying to see how we treat other human beings.

Anonymous said...

I'm always glad to see my fellow Brits wanting to take in all of Africa and yes, you are correct..... England will be a much better place .....one day we'll all be living in a country that is just like what they call home.... Africa, Syria, etc. It won't be long now.

Cheers My Lady!

Mage said...

I agree.

Nelly said...

Anon's comment seems a tad ambiguous to me, By the way, not a Brit. Very much Irish. Céad míle fáilte.