Five Days on Lesvos

Five Days on Lesvos

We are not sure of the release date for Five Days on Lesvos. It was released at the box office on 2016-09-28 so we estimate it was released to DVD in December 2016.

Five Days on Lesvos on IMDb Documentary

Director: Richard Wyllie


As politicians debate and argue, the men, women and children at the heart of the European immigration wave have found themselves caught in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. On the frontline is the Greek island of Lesvos – the first point of entry into Europe for over half of the refugees. One week at the end of August 2015 marked a tipping point in the crisis. More refugees arrived than ever before, volunteers were inundated and local infrastructure just couldn’t cope; trains were overflowing, refugees were dying in the back of lorries and on beaches, and politicians responded by closing borders and arguing about how to stem the tide of people. Filmed over just five days, this first-hand account of that dramatic week on Lesvos is seen through the eyes of the refugees and volunteers caught in the crisis.