For 31-year-old Aboud, seeking asylum in Europe is the only way the Syrian father can reunite with his wife and two children. The only problem is getting there. I spent one year with Aboud as he sets out on a grueling and uncertain journey from Istanbul to the Netherlands, while his wife Christine and their children leave their home in Damascus for a new life in Europe. Watch all six episodes above.
Directed, produced and filmed by Matthew Cassel
Edited and co-produced by Olivia Dehez
Filmed in Syria by Simone Safieh
Executive producers: Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook
Translation by Bassel Halabi and Ali Si Hosseini
Color correcting by Pilou
Sound mixing by Post Biyik