Apr 20, 2016 1:00–2:00pm
|Organized by:||School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) at AUC
|Venue:||School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) at AUC|
|Address:||AUC Avenue, P.O Box 74, 5th Settlement, New Cairo 11835|
|Admission:||AUC community only|
Here and There Film Screening
Here and There is the fourth film to be screened as part of the Film and Lecture Series titled Representing the Migrant Self: Video-Life Stories of Migrants in Greece. The films are co-produced by migrants and Greeks and chart the everyday lives of Egyptians in Thessaloniki, Albanians in Crete, Indians in Attica, Nigerians and Ukrainians in Athens.
Video-life stories of migrants are the product of a collaboration between migrants and Greeks. It consists of 20 short films which present the everyday reality in Greece in a way that combines the actually lived experience and the perceptions of both migrants and Greeks. By following the methodology of participatory video, migrants and Greeks contributed actively to the design and execution of the project throughout the stages of its production. After being trained to use modern equipment for audiovisual recording and to the theory of film narrative, with an emphasis placed on life stories and observational documentary, 20 migrants and 20 Greeks working in pairs (a migrant and a Greek) filmed the life stories of 5 migrant groups (Egyptians in Thessaloniki, Albanians in Crete, Indians in Attica, Nigerians and Ukrainians in Athens). The film narratives are focused on 4 fundamental aspects of daily life (family, work, art and the idea of “here and there”).