BBC Announces Major New Series on Migration Crisis from Team Behind 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'
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BBC Announces Major New Series on Migration Crisis from Team Behind 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'


Patrick Holland, Channel Editor, BBC Two, today announced that the team behind “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe” has been commissioned to make a major new series following the developing stories of migration and the response to the migration crisis.

2015 was the year that one million migrants and refugees traveled to Europe, and their stories were told in BBC Two’s “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe,” which has won two RTS Craft & Design Awards, two Prix Italia Awards and the Liberty – Human Rights Arts Award, and received great critical acclaim. But what has happened to all those people? How well are they adapting to life in their new homes? And how is their arrival affecting the political mood of the continent?

Patrick Holland says: “’Exodus’ was a series of tremendous power, engaging with one of the biggest stories of our age with exceptional filmmaking. I want BBC Two to be the home of documentaries that tackle the complexities of the world we live in and I am delighted that the brilliant team behind ‘Exodus’ are making this new series for our audience.”

Will Anderson, Keo Films, says: “The migration crisis has become the biggest story of our generation, and Keo films are delighted that BBC Two is continuing to encourage us to find new and engaging ways of telling it.”

In this new series, the award winning team behind the first will continue to tell the stories of the biggest human migration since the Second World War. It will follow up with some of the protagonists from the first series, including 21 year old Alaigie from Gambia, as well as introducing new characters.

Through their eyes, viewers will witness the destruction of the Calais jungle, forced deportations, new routes into Europe, and the rise of far right political parties across the continent. Borders may have closed and camps may have been shut down, but people are still coming, and this ongoing migration crisis is profoundly changing the future of Europe.

The 3-hour/3-part series will be Executive Produced by Will Anderson and Andrew Palmer for Keo Films and directed by James Bluemel. The BBC Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, is Clare Paterson.

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