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What happens when the dead have no identity? They land in Dr. Cristina Cattaneo’s autopsy room. Classifying them as “pure unknowns,” Cattaneo’s team documents each one, and advocates for European nations to take responsibility for the refugee crisis occurring on the Mediterranean Sea. With many migrants losing their lives on the water, and even more looking for family members, Cattaneo develops a system to log each dead person and teach the next generation of forensic scientists how to care for the undead who are unclaimed. She does all this in hopes of a future in which countries invest in the survival and care of foreign nationals, and in which lives lost in the process are treated with dignity and can be identified by their loved ones. Samah Ali

Streaming online May 5-9. Streaming is only available in Canada.


  • Director(s)

    • Valentina Cicogna
    • Mattia Colombo
  • Producer(s)

    • Sebastiano Luca Insinga
    • Chiara Nicoletti
  • Co-Producer(s)

    • Amel Soudani
    • Nicola Bernasconi
    • Mario Adamson
  • Editor(s)

    • Valentina Cicogna
  • Cinematography

    • Jacopo Loiodice
  • Music

    • Zeno Gabaglio
  • Sound

    • Simone Paolo Olivero
    • Paolo Benvenuti

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International Spectrum supported by

Donner Canadian Foundation

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