SATURDAY 21/10/2017
Antonis Tritsis

Akadimias  50


The Uninvolved School Desk  (22'), 4th Lyceum of Alimos


Q & A


In a Greek high school, students are exhausted by the pressure of the examinations and of private coaching schools and “they feel guilty if they study, even for a short time, e.g. history instead of studying a subject for the national exams”. The refugee issue, if they care about it, is nothing more than another theoretical sociopolitical problem. Meeting young refugees changes their perspective and leads Eleana and Alexandra to make decisions concerning their future.


Foreign Hugs  (20'), Music High School of Chalkida


Q & A


The main theme of our documentary called «Foreign Hugs» is the communication between a team of Greek students studying at Chalkidas' music school Nikos Skalkotas and a music team of refugees located in Ritsona. These two teams met each other at Ritsona where they played their music and then met again at the music school’s festival where each team presented their version of a really popular traditional song.


Waiting in the Gray Zone (6'), YPFM, Palestine


Reluctantly, Ahmad who graduated in psychology in Morocco returns to Gaza to restart his life. He gets married and starts looking for a job with his certificate.  He tried everything with no success. In the last two months, he managed to get a permission to come to the American Consulate in Jerusalem but due to transport difficulties, he was late for the appointment, so he came to Ramallah and stayed. In this situation, he cannot get an official job so he works in a bakery to earn some money to support his wife and three children in Gaza who cannot join him.  The opportunities for him are very slim and the possibility for his life to get worse is overwhelming.


Lust (22΄), Maria Zitaki, Giannis Tsiachristas


Q & A


The documentary tells the story of Rahmat refugee from Afghanistan who works as a translator in the camp of Eleonas. The film through the history of Rahmat deals with aspects of the daily life of refugees and the problems they face in Greece.


Children of Adam  (13΄), Maria Panagiotidou, Giorgos Vlachonicolos


Q & A


When the loss of homeland and the trauma of dependence  crystallize into a diamond of the soul. A short  documentary  from staff, volunteers and members of KETHEA ( Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals ) MOSAIC.