Documentaries about migrants and refugees attempting to make it to Europe have been around for years, but it is only now that they have an opportunity to get noticed by the broader public. While our “Great Escape” review features only documentaries produced in 2015, one of these films is about events that happened years ago. Vladimir Tomic’s “Flotel Europa” zooms in on people who fled the former Yugoslavia 20 years back and filled asylum centers in the West. Edited exclusively from refugee home recordings, Tomic’s film is a fascinating attempt, undertaken years after the fact, to re-create the internal dynamics of a closed community of arrivals attempting to make it in a foreign society. One of the strongest films in this review is certainly Jakob Brossman’s “Lampedusa in Winter,” also featured in the competition for the WATCH DOCS Award, offers a profound portrait of the multistoried daily life of an island that has become a symbol. Meanwhile, Morgan Knibbe’s brief “Shipwreck” recalls the most tragic episode of that Mediterranean exodus, which played out less than two years ago near the very same island. “Salam” offers a closer look at a Jordanian camp for Syrian refugees, made possible by young American activists who decided to live there. Andrea Deaglio shows the media circus surrounding the great escape in his film “Show All This to the World,” in a case study of one episode of the refugee-migrant crisis unfolding at the Italian-French border, involving arrivals from Africa and an almost equally large gaggle of journalists and reporters. The films featured in our review show successive stages of the migrant and refugee journey, from the deathly treacherous trip across the Mediterranean Sea, the situation in camps, to their early steps upon European soil. We don’t know what will happen to people who, forced by circumstance, decide to make a desperate dash into the unknown. We can only hope Europe will not forget that not too long ago its own people were forced to seek shelter in a foreign land, and the scale of migrations caused by the Second World War and subsequent borders’ change was incomparably larger than of those we are dealing with today.