In the evening of 27th of September, an open event took place in the city of Mytilini, with short-movies about the hot-spot prisons of Lesvos and Samos – but also about reasons to flee and about daily experiences of discrimination. So many people came to see the screening that the place was finally so overcrowded that it was difficult for everybody to fit in.
The film-makers commented on their own movies. It was the first time they did a screening of their work all together and it brought together movies from different islands and time-periods. There will be a second chance to see the movies. Tonight they will be shown during the festival “melody and the rhythm of freedom for all“ in the old olive factory near to Panagiouda at the sea side.
You can find once more the full program of the video-screening here:
And here the invitation for today’s festival when the film-screening will come together with a music event of various musicians from near and far:
All together we had passed already an amazing day in the informal part of the hot-spot camp of Moria, playing music and documenting in the same time.
Here you can find the work of the video-makers online, so you can get an imagination of their work, in case you are far away:
- Ehab Onan
– “Rejected”, 2017
– “Broken wings”, 2019
Here you find his youtube-chanel.
- Elham RESHAD
– “Can you hear me” 2019
– “I am a refugee not a criminal” 2019
Here you find his facebook-page.
- Najib MEHERDEL
– “Voices from Inside of Pagani Detention Center”, 2009:
The video you find it here.
- Fridoon and Jalal JOINDA
– “Hope”, 2017
See also their homepage.
Sayed Ahmadzia EBRAHIMI
– “Lucky Vulnerables”, 2018
– “The Terrorist”, 2016
The olive-grove besides Moria hot spot is huge. More then 13.000 people are stuck under horrible conditions inside and outside the monstrous hot spot prison Moria. In the olive grove, the informal camp behind the official one, the tents with plastic-covers grew to an own village. With several self-constructed bakeries, street vendors selling vegetables and other stuff along the main street, barbers and various other small businesses… Everywhere dust and the smell of wet clothes, electricity cables, paletts of wood. Overcrowded and hard to imagine and to describe, if you did not see and smell and feel it live. Everywhere children in all ages. Most of their time people spend cueing for food, water, showers, toilets, clothes – and waiting and hoping for a chance to get a transfer to the mainland to finally continue their journey.
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