The new documentary series ‘Displaced’ confronts the alarming rise of displaced people in the world today. The scale of the phenomenon is overwhelming: over 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes worldwide, mostly due to conflict, political instability, and poverty. But this series goes beyond the numbers to reveal the human stories behind the crisis, and the systemic factors that are driving it.
The series is particularly concerned with how wealthy industrialized countries are contributing to the exodus from the Global South. Using case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the series examines how environmental destruction, trade policies, and military interventions of the global North are creating the conditions that force people to leave their homes. ‘Displaced’ provides a sobering look at the suffering of those fleeing and the enduring strength of those staying behind to fight for their communities.