Kijkhuis Leiden, Vrouwenkerksteeg 10, 2312 WS Leiden
Monday, January 14th Movies That Matter on Tour Leiden will screen the motion picture STYX by director Wolfgang Fischer. After the screening dr. Eugenio Cusumano, assistant professor of International Relations and European Union studies at Leiden University, will reflect on the responsibility of EU-member states for providing excellent Search and Rescue operations in the Mediterranean area and their current failing.
Rike is forty, she is a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfil her long-cherished dream of sailing single-handedly from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be coming to pass but then, after a storm, her beautiful adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby. More than a hundred people face drowning. Rike tries to organise help, but she increasingly feels that humanitarianism has deteriorated into mere wishful thinking.
Venue: Kijkhuis Leiden
Date: January 14th, 2019
Time: 19:00 Hrs