Watch Gabriela Arp present Forward during the DevLab Showcase at Facebook HQ.
As it relates to traumatic events, visual journalism and documentary films capture moments and weave them together to tell important pieces of difficult stories.
Images of overcrowded boats and long lines at processing centers dominate the public conscious related to modern human migration. Headlines quote the staggering statistics and the viewer forgets that while these facts and figures are true, they are not the entirety of the truth.
According to United Nations Refugee Agency, in 2015 more than 65 million people were forced to leave their homes due to conflict and persecution. That is one person for every 113–the highest rate in history.