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Extended conversation with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki on "4.1 Miles"

Photo by George Baker
Still from the short film 4.1 Miles


Daphne Matziaraki's film 4.1 Miles captures a day in the life of a Greek Coast Guard Captain whose job is to try to save refugees trying to cross the Aegean Sea. It was featured as a New York Times Op-Doc, won a Student Academy Award, and it’s been nominated for an Oscar in the short documentary category.

DAPHNE MATZIARAKI: "When you are caught between life and death I think there is no other option. When the captain told me put the camera down I didn't think about it at all... I completely forgot that I was filming."

Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.