Through a crowdfunding campaign a group of youngsters buy a vessel, the Iuventa, and in July 2016 start a search and rescue program in the Mediterranean Sea. The claim of the NGO is that they are not the ones who have to do the job; they start the operations to demonstrate that a search and rescue program at sea is mandatory and is a moral duty for Europe. After a year of operations (in which more than 14,000 people have been rescued), the ship has now been impounded and con scated by the Italian authorities in Lampedusa and the NGO is under investigation. The documentary Iuventa follows the life of the protagonists from the first mission of the boat for more than a year, until their utopic and humanitarian dream clashes with reality.

Director: Michele Cinque

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