The refugee and migrant ‘crisis’ has been in the headlines for the last year – but is it really a crisis? In this film I take an alternative look and ask what it really means for you, me and the future of our way of life.

Scroll down for links to all sources for all facts and data used in the video.

Written and Directed by Adam Westbrook
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WITH THANKS TO
Eva Alisic
Tracey Elliot
Caroline Vanier
Nafees Hamid
Guy Gunaratne

Funded by the Global Young Academy.

French subtitles: Otiko Bagaturia
German subtitles: Otiko Bagaturia

PATREON BETATESTERS
Craig Warren
Joel D Canfield
Dean Whitney
Matija Dukic
Nick Randhawa
Chris Schaefer
Kieron Tarrant
Robert Moran
Max Romey
Kriti Sharma
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FOOTAGE
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Featuring footage from “The Train” by Clara Cullen
(Released under a Creative Commons Licence)
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IMAGES
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Antoine Beauvillain

MUSIC
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DIRECTED BY ADAM WESTBROOK

Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis
globalyoungacademy.net/fresh-eyes-on-the-refugee-crisis/

SOURCES:
In 2015 alone, more than 1 million refugees and migrants came ashore, the majority escaping the conflict in Syria:
Official figure for 2015: 1,005,504 – Institute of Migration: migration.iom.int/europe/

Europe has a population of 508 million people:
EuroStat, official ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Demographic_balance,_2014_(thousand)_YB15_II.png

Europe’s population increased 0.19%
1,005,504 / 508,000,000 x 100

70 years ago Europe was handling 31 million displaced people
Porter, Anne “Ghosts of Europe” p. 281

Europe’s shrinking birthrates:
ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Number_of_live_births,_EU-28,_1961%E2%80%932013_(%C2%B9)_(million)_YB15.png

Europe’s ageing population:
ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/File:Median_age_of_population,_EU-28,_2001%E2%80%9314_(%C2%B9)_(years)_YB15.png

Economists are saying immigration is essential for Europe’s labour shortage:
un.org/esa/population/publications/popdecline/fotakis.pdf
adamsmith.org/blog/economics/new-report-migration-and-development/
vice.com/read/we-asked-an-expert-happen-if-eu-opened-borders-to-everyone-584
ideas.repec.org/p/mse/cesdoc/13013.html

Immigrant families contribute more each year than they take out:
oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/international-migration-outlook-2013_migr_outlook-2013-en

Immigrants in Denmark raised wages and quality of life for locals:
economics.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/files/events/peri%20paper.pdf

This isn’t a migrant crisis, it’s something else
migrantsrights.org.uk/blog/2016/02/refugee-crisis-crisis-policy-rather-refugees

We wouldn’t have any greek influences or science if it weren’t for the Arab World
Lyons, Jonathan “The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilisation”
amazon.co.uk/House-Wisdom-Transformed-Western-Civilization/dp/1408801213/

Western values, institutions etc are neatly summed up in the UN Declaration of Human Rights (1946) and the European Declaration of Fundamental Rights (2000)
un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-rights/charter/index_en.htm

Fukuyama, Francis The End of History (1992)
amazon.co.uk/End-History-Last-Man/dp/024196024X

Estimates of jihadists leaving Europe
uk.businessinsider.com/afp-more-than-6000-european-jihadists-in-syria-eu-official-2015-4

Daesh have formed the largest volunteer fighting force since World War 2
aeon.co/essays/why-isis-has-the-potential-to-be-a-world-altering-revolution

Daesh are selling an inspiring message
aeon.co/essays/why-isis-has-the-potential-to-be-a-world-altering-revolution

Jihadists are motivated by “sacred values”
artisresearch.com/the-devoted-actor-sacred-values-and-willingness-to-fight-preliminary-studies-with-isil-volunteers-and-kurdish-frontline-fighters/

People in the west are not inspired or motivated by western values
artisresearch.com/the-devoted-actor-sacred-values-and-willingness-to-fight-preliminary-studies-with-isil-volunteers-and-kurdish-frontline-fighters/

Nothing angers and frustrates Daesh more than seeing Syrians and Iraqis welcomed into the west.
theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/09/islamic-state-alan-kurdi-photo-magazine-dabiq-syrian-refugees

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