The crew of the civilian rescue ship "Lifeline" has been stuck in the port of Malta for several weeks. After rescuing more than 450 refugees from distress at sea, captain Claus-Peter Reisch must now stand trial. The ship remains impounded for the duration of the trial. The hope for a quick verdict seems to be steadily diminishing. But what is it like to be stuck on a rescue ship while people are drowning a few nautical miles away on their way to Europe? The documentary Nothing New gives an insight into the absurdity of European migration policy and accompanies people who wanted to change something, but came to feel how little change we are willing to make.
Claus-Peter Reisch, Axel Steier, Richard Brenner and many more
MONTAGE: Jana Libnik