Human Smugglers

No Passes


Lark Theater Tue, Nov 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Mind Reels
No Passes


Salvation or Exploitation - The Cost of Finding Freedom

For the first-time human smugglers, will reveal - on camera - the secrets of their trade. We offer an inside and real picture of the industry that has brought millions of migrants to Europe within a short span of years. When Europeans Politicians promise to put an end to the uncontrolled and illegal influx, this is the force that they are up against.

An astonishing insight to how one of the largest travel agencies in the World – human smugglers - operate: offering tailor-made travel arrangements to individuals and groups according to their financial potential, producing false documents and insight to different routes and departure beaches. Working together, competing, networking and mingling as in other industries, only here under the pressure of being illegal.

You will also meet the relentless fight to get smugglers behind bars personated by an Italian prosecutor that was born in mafia-infested Palermo and believes the smugglers are all the same. But, do we find a little heart in the job they do?

Guest Speakers to be announced prior to each show.

Optional lunches include farm fresh sandwiches, salads and desserts from Farm House Local. Orders must be received by Saturday noon prior to show.  

Award-winning documentary director/producer Stephen Olsson returns as our host. Stephen Olsson has produced and directed documentary films and television series throughout the world for US and European broadcasters, including BBC, PBS (Frontline, POV, Nova), CNN, National Geographic Television working with diverse personalities like the Dalai Lama, Walter Cronkite, Noam Chomsky, Sean Penn and others. His films have premiered at Sundance, Tribeca, The Lincoln Center, Mill Valley and film festivals worldwide, winning critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the National Emmy Award for Outstanding Director, the Du-Pont Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award. Stephen is president of the Sausalito-based non-profit media group Cultural & Educational Media and is currently producing two documentary television series: Global Spirit, the first internal travel series, ( and Bridge to Iran.