By Tim Brown
As our world grows increasingly fast-paced, it can be hard to find the time to stop, observe and record the changes happening around us. Trying to do just that, I teamed up to make this documentary film with the “reportage illustrator” George Butler, who has made it his work to depict some of the most important stories of our time through drawings.
Fusing the intimacy of pen and ink with the vérité of cinema, we have created a work that tells a story that would be impossible to convey through either medium alone. In the past, we worked in places as remote and volatile as conflict zones in Afghanistan. With this film we wanted to create an intimate depiction of another phenomenon: contemporary migration, as people travel in search of money, opportunity and safety.