After the great success of the launch of 21 Miles back in November 2019, the feature documentary directed by Richard Parry and Exec produced by Coldplay is now available on the following platforms: Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play and Vimeo.
21 Miles is the story of a father’s incredible journey to reach his son in England. Kais, a 30-year old Tunisian arrives in the French shantytown with nothing more than the shirt on his back. 21 miles of sea lie between him and his 8-year old boy Marcel.
Stuck in the Calais Jungle for sixteen months, through floods, fires and evictions, right up to the camp’s ultimate destruction. It charts his mounting struggles with human traffickers, violent gangs, poverty and deprivation. Over the months Kais finds his feet as he learns to work with volunteers to improve the desperate conditions in the camp. The film culminates in the final brutal eviction of the Jungle’s ten thousand migrants.
Director Richard: “This was a real labour of love for me. I’d spent years filming wars on far flung shores, from Iraq to Afghanistan and the former-Yugoslavia and I felt driven to tell the story of these migrants, a mere 21 miles away from my own shore. Many of the people in the Jungle had fled conflicts I’d filmed, so it was heart-breaking for me to witness both ends of their story.”