Into the Fire

Dissabte, 11 Maig, 2013
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the Fire is being crowd-released: All over the internet people are
embedding Into the Fire on their website or blog. With everyone who
participates the audience and distribution network will grow. Are you
participating? http://intothefire.orgA
hard hitting documentary which shows the plight of refugees and
migrants in recession hit Athens, Into The Fire is a film with a
difference. Shot and edited with sensitivity and compassion, it
doesn't pull its punches and makes for harrowing viewing in parts. It is
the product of crowd funding, dedication, self-sacrifice and a burning
sense of justice.On 21 April, Into the Fire is simultaneously
released on websites, blogs and other platforms around the internet. The
film will be available in various languages, including Albanian, Czech,
Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish. There are a
number of public screenings planned in several countries in Europe and
Northern America. To participate in the release or organise a screening
see This
strategy is being used to maximise the audience, in the hope that the
audience will become active participants, commentators and amplifiers
when it comes to opposing the conditions visited on the victims in the
story.The premiere of Into the Fire on 29th April, 6:30pm will
be hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies. The filmmakers
will be joined for discussion by Habib Rahman of the Join Council for
the Welfare of Immigrants. In times of severe austerity things
look bleak for Greek people, but they're far worse for those who have
recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in
Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands
of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are
trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they'd
be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state,
they are desperate to leave the country.This film gives incredible insights to the reality faced by people who simply want to lead peaceful, normal lives.Having
been to Athens to shoot footage about austerity in April last year,
Reel News video activists started talking and working with a young
Somalian refugee, they made many contacts in the migrant world and those
contacts gave them access to a huge number of untold and shocking
stories. Funded by small donations from friends and
organisations, the film makers are once more turning to their supporters
and allies in the UK to distribute the film online and through
screenings to grassroots groups across the country. No one has been paid
to work on this film.

Into the Fire - The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece

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