August 8th, 2019

Migrant extras subjected to 'sickening' treatment during Malta film shoot

Producer insists all health and safety procedures were followed

  • Claims migrants, many of whom could not swim, were left on a crowded boat for six hours without shade or breaks, leading to safety fears.

  • Children as young as five allegedly worked late into the night and were denied required earplugs during a loud gunfight scene.

  • Eyewitnesses saw senior crew refer to migrants as 'scum' and said they wanted to scare them to get better reactions.

  • Producers say appropriate health and safety procedures were in place and that many extras have signed on for another film.

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