Incoming (Thermal imaging of refugees)

Brief description

The entire film is shot using a thermal camera that shows the refugees as bodies of heat rather than in a traditional photorealistic manner. This both renders them less as individuals, as it is difficult to recognise individual faces, and also emphasises the warmth and cold in their bodies, which is particularly poignant when seeing the cold bodies of refugees pulled out of the sea, and the thermal handprints left from the hands of volunteers trying to warm them up.

Screenshots or images
Black and white thermal image showing a large number of refugees are huddled together on a truck.
Black and white thermal image showing hands touching a white-wrapped body.
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Aesthetic characteristics


Machine P.O.V
Not machine P.O.V.