Club Med (2018)
"Club Med" is a video response to the italian Minister of the Interior and right-wing populist Matteo Salvini's description of the migrant boat Aquarius carrying 600 migrants as a "cruise ship" on June 14, 2018. Salvini denied the boat safe harbor in Italy and the boat and its passengers were forced to endure several more days of navigation during a storm before arriving in Valencia, Spain. Salvini's government has been trying to undermine the credibility of both the migrants and the rescue missions at sea by also calling them "taxis of the sea" and, without proof, claiming that rescue operations are dictated by monetary interests of the NGOs rather than humanitarian concerns. Since the new right-wing government has take power NGOs were forced to leave the Mediterranean and military rescue operations have been strongly diminished creating an even more unsafe migratory route. The Mediterranean route was already the deadliest migration route in the world. http://missingmigrants.iom.int/region/mediterranean All rights reserved.