The High Cost of Hope: The Dark Journey from Mauritania to Europe is an eye-opening documentary that exposes the dangerous path taken by migrants from poor regions of West Africa to Europe. The film highlights the struggles of people who leave their homes, families, and cultures in search of jobs and opportunities in Europe. It examines the reasons behind their migration and the challenges they face, from human traffickers who profit from their desperation to authorities in Europe who turn a blind eye to their plight.
The film delves into the daily lives of Abdourahmane, a Mauritanian fixer, and his namesake, an experienced captain who navigates a boat that crosses the Atlantic to Europe. The documentary provides a glimpse into the deep-rooted social, political, and economic issues that underpin the push-and-pull factors of migration. Viewers will be touched by the sacrifices these migrants make as they chase their dreams of a better life, and will be awed by the harsh reality of the journey they undertake. This is a film that will leave audiences grappling to understand the human cost of migration, and the implications for the world as we know it.