>> narrator: a year ago, we brought you the stories of refugees and migrants trying to get to the west. they hoped it was over. >> send them home they chant. >> right wing nationalist parties have boomed in popularity... >> narrator: it was only the beginning. >> i am waiting for my fate to be told. that europe either gave me a life or death. >>arrator: n, the story of what happened next.
>> narrator: for those risking everything for a better life. >> narrator: tonight, the journey continues. "exodus", a special frontline presentation. >> "frontline" is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.org. additional support is provided by the ford foundation, working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide. at fordfoundation.org. the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the john and helen glessner
family trust, supporting trustworthy journalism that informs and inspires. and by the frontline journalism fund, with major support from jon and jo ann hagler, and additional support from laura debonis and scott nathan, and tom stair and lucy caldwell-stair. ♪ >> (whispering): go, go. ♪ (dog barking)
>> since 2015, over one and a half million refugees and migrants have smuggled themselves to the west, fleeing war and poverty. (loud explosion) >> but the countries they dreamed of reaching have changed. >> a bloodbath in the heart of europe. >> a target of several terrorist attacks in just the past year. >> borders have tightened... (shouting) ...and in places, public opinion has turned against them. >> i call it extreme vetting. >> do not come to europe. it is all for nothing. >> filmed over the past three years, across 31 countries,
>> germany takes in more refugees than any other e.u. nation. >> europe does not speak with one voice. >> the controversial closing of the balkans route from migrants. >> more than a quarter of a century after they tore down the iron curtain, they're putting fences back up again. >> a four-meter-high border fence runs for a 110 miles and is topped with razor wire. >> ...separating hungary from serbia. >> hungary has deployed up to 10,000 police and soldiers. ♪ (wind howling)
suspended for four months. >> nationals from seven countries: syria, iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan. >> denied entry to all refugees and anyone from seven mainly muslim countries. >> i call it extreme vetting, right, extreme vetting. i want extreme, it's going to be so tough. it's going to be only america first. (cheers and applause) (children shouting)
everyplace is snow, snow, snow. ♪ whoo! (laughter) >> this is my room, 213b. and this is the room where i spend my days and nights. hey, salam, salam. they are my friends. >> hi. >> yeah, here's mr. abbas. he is one of my other best friends, shukrullah, we came together from greece and he is busy to study finnish language.
and a very nice view to outside. and this is my bed, and it is quite comfortable to sleep to make myself relax. and the very important thing is the papers, these are the papers how i schedule my programs and my events. for example, i have an event called "networking your way into a job, part one." and if the paper is here, so i usually not forget my event. i was thinking all that i need to do is just to reach finland, i will get asylum, i will get a job, i will get a flat and i will start a normal life here. but i was rejected. (din of traffic)
♪ >> asylum seekers say it's not safe for them to return. >> the taliban has been growing in strength. >> 18,000 civilians have been killed or injured since 2015. >> the taliban still controls large swaths of the country. >> do you know that like one week ago i have moved to my friend's flat, abbas, and i am living now here. everything was okay since a few minutes ago. i received a call from my lawyer
and told me that, "sadiq, i have bad news for you." and the news was that immigration office and the administrative court have rejected you again. it means that you cannot stay in finland." so i don't know, i don't know what to do. i have locked the door, let me just show you. look, in the door there is like a chain and i have put that one in order to lock, or if police come, at least they cannot enter in the room and i can-- i can
easily escape from somewhere. i have thought that if police come, i will jump from here. (passing car) i have no choice. if i don't jump, so the police will catch me, and will send me by force to afghanistan. (sniffling) (sighs) there are seven billion people in the world. cannot do anything for only one million displaced people, refugees.
hey, seven-seven billion people in the world, you cannot help sadiq? there is not anybody to raise their voice and say, "hey sadiq, i'm with you, i'm going to support you." (shaky breathing) ♪ (shouting) >> attempts to cro t mediterranean are up this year. >> nearly 2,400 people have drowned making the journey. >> the migrants themselves come mostly from sub-saharan africa. they're fleeing poverty and repression. (exhalations)
>> you've got the spanish enclaves of melilla and ceuta, which have barriers that separate them from the rest of morocco, built to stop immigration and smuggling. (people shouting) >> 70 sub-saharan africans migrants were injured when they tried to get through the razor- wire-topped fence. >> this is the moment where their struggle to enter europe was stopped at the top of a six meter barbed wire fence facing rows of spanish officers waiting to turn them back to morocco. (music playing in distance) (moussa):
(people chanting) >> "merkel must go," they chant. this is the backlash against germany's generous refugee policy. >> the right wing has been making spectacular gains here in germany in the last couple of years. the afd, or alternative for germany, has only existed for three years. but in that time, it's attracted lost of support for its anti-migrant views. (people chanting) (sirens blaring)
>> i am going to visit my lawyer because my pressures are too much on me. if within two next days my appeal is not sent to supreme court then the police can come and take me. >> okay, have a seat. (desk whirring) >> what do you thi aboy case, will supreme court take this or not because i hear that only they take one from 1,000 case. >> it's true that the highest court administration, they don't take most of the cases.
it's very few which they take, and therefore we have to give them more details. >> yes. >> in order to succeed. but they do take decisions. we had one client, and we get good reasons, and they stopped the process. >> in supreme court. >> in supreme court, yeah. >> if the decision doesn't go sadiq's way, what would happen to him? >> well, basically, then the state tries to send him back to afghanistan, and it can happen either voluntarily, or if the person doesn't accept that then they try to make it unvoluntarily. >> by force. >> by force, yeah. then the person can be sent back. ♪
>> go to pbs.org/frontline to watch our first "exodus" film which aired in 2016. then, find out more about europe's response to the migrant and refugee crisis... >> "send them home", they chant. >> and more about america's refugee policies under the trump administration. >> i call it extreme vetting... >> connect to the "frontline" community on facebook and twitter. and if stories like this matter to you, then sign up for our newsletter at pbs.org/frontline. >> narrator: as tensions between the u.s. and north korea mount, a rare glimpse inside the regime. >> the half-brother of north korea's leader was assassinated using toxic nerve agent... >> narrator: the story of who killed kim jong un's
half-brother and the north korean leader's deadly rule. >> i think kim jong un wanted to make a point to any would-be rivals, "i can kill you in any manner." >> kim jong un, in order to survive, he had to conduct litics, and politics inside north korea is a blood sport. ♪ >> "frontline" is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.org. additional support is provided by the ford foundation, working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide. at fordfoundation.org. the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the john and helen glessner family trust, supporting trustworthy journalism that informs and inspires.
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