"Europe's Blind Spot": The train goes from Istanbul, through Sofia, Zagreb, and Munich back to Amsterdam. On the way travellers speak out about migration and a united Europe. The trip from Turkey takes us through the war-torn Balkans, where the European dream is alive everywhere. At the same time there is insecurity about joining the EU and the price one will have to pay. What should Europe do with Turkey and the Balkans? What do Turkey and the Balkans want? Conversations with passengers center around trust and fear, hope and disillusion.
ABOUT TRAILS FROM THE EAST:
Trails from the East is a 13-part documentary series that chronicles a train voyage from the East to the West, through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. The series tackles some of the great questions of today’s globalizing world. How do people cope with the continuing globalization? Is it a threat or an opportunity?