On 26 August 2015, a human trafficker convoy transports 71 refugees in a truck through Hungary and lets them suffocate to death.
In a dark forest near the border in southern Hungary, 71 refugees wait to be loaded into a small cargo truck. Their destination: Germany, which tragically, they will never see. As the convoy starts driving, the air in the cargo area runs low and the people inside start knocking and screaming. The driver, under pressure to complete the transport at any price, is overwhelmed by the situation and makes one wrong decision after another. The audience witnesses the incredible injustice and together with the refugees prays that the driver will finally open the cargo door. But eventually it goes quiet in the cargo area.
The true story is based on the cell phone protocols of the human traffickers published in 2017.
Christina Tournatzés is also active as a writer and producer. Her films as a director include the short films: HELLO BROOKLYN (2015), WENN ICH MAL GROSS BIN (2017), and CARGO (2019).photos © Südhang Films