This documentary refers to the life of a refugee mother coming from Syria. She is at a camp located in Mytilene with her three children. One of them faces serious mental problems, something that makes their lives even harder. Her husband is in Germany, where she also wants to go with her children.
Michalis Aivaliotis, Shaymaa Alboradni , Hoda Daouk, Mouhmmad Amner, Adam Amneeh, Abdulrahman Amneh, Narsi Nasser
Directing/Script consultant: Aggelos Kovotsos, Marco Gastine
Filming/Editing consultant: Andronikos Karakatsanis
A refugee is one problem. A female refugee is an even bigger problem. But a lone female refugee with three boys, one of them with special needs, who is in a different country from her husband trying to reunite the family, is an ongoing drama.
You can only have friendly feelings and feel closely to those people who ask you to share with them a cup of tea or their lunch. You can never be in their position by making a documentary or having a friendly conversation. However, what you feel with Hoda is solidarity and compassion.
Every story is different, every need is differentiated, but what does not change by watching the story of Hoda is that we need to act, because nobody should be in danger, nobody should suffer and especially the children. For that, neither the state nor the ministry, the local authorities the organisations and the other people should be held accountable. All and each of us should take action because out there, there are needs and we can satisfy them.