A six-episode documentary makes an attempt to provide a voice to migrants underneath the age of 18 in Greece who’ve witnessed one of many worst humanitarian crises of our time. The net collection, named “Via Our Eyes,” is sponsored by the NGO Nonetheless I Rise.
As a part of the Worldwide Day for Migrant Rights on December 18, the NGO Nonetheless I Rise sponsored an internet collection entitled “Via Our Eyes”.
The six-episode documentary tries to revive a voice to the tens of hundreds of migrants who’ve hung out on the Greek Aegean Islands. The protagonists are seven youths between the ages of 11 and 16. The tales of their residing conditions, their every day private battles and their adolescent desires are half and parcel of the documentary.
As a press release from the group famous, the net collection is a part of a undertaking that the non-profit group, which has been engaged on the island of Samos since 2018, is engaged in for the rights of refugees minors.
Tales of huge difficulties
Each episode delves into a special concern, from life in hotspots to the battle for the correct to eduction; from integration because the reflection of a potential world to the big difficulties linked to this; all the best way to the destructive psychological repercussions on life in such an arduous surroundings with out buddies and the flexibility to attend college.
These telling their tales are named Faizuddin, Nahid, Rostam, Milad, Mobina, Mahdi and Madalena. Regardless of being compelled day by day to take care of immense hardship, they dream of a simply, higher future in Europe.
“The camp isn’t a secure place, it is vitally soiled. There are too many mice, rats, bugs. Even when you do not have coronavirus and you’re wholesome, for those who dwell too lengthy within the camp you’ll routinely get sick,” says Faizuddin, 11 years previous, main character of the primary episode.
Faizuddin has been residing in Samos refugee camp together with his household since February 2020.
“It’s tough to dwell in a tent, however we dwell there as a result of we all know it’s only for a 12 months or 9 months after which we are going to depart… or perhaps not, I do not know”.
‘Enable kids to go to highschool’
Faizuddin’s voice is echoed in second episode by Nahid, 14 years previous, a younger activist who after one 12 months in Samos now lives in Ritsona camp, in mainland Greece: “If I might, the very first thing that I might change can be the mindset, so as to enable kids to go to highschool. The second step can be to alter the circumstances through which the camp finds itself”.
In Ritsona, Nahid joined the Refugee Youth Motion and continues to battle for the correct to schooling for youngsters and adolescents. In Greece solely 30% of refugee kids recurrently attends college.
Different actions by Nonetheless I Rise
The net collection “Via Our Eyes” integrates the photographic ebook “Via Our Eyes” (solely in Italian: “Attraverso i nostri occhi, Bur Rizzoli 2020”), written by Nicolò Govoni, Nicoletta Novara and the scholars of Mazì, the varsity of Nonetheless I Rise in Samos.
Each the ebook and the net collection are the results of the homonymous photographic exhibition that has already toured greater than 36 cities around the globe. The entire undertaking joins the petition actions that Nonetheless I Rise has been finishing up since 2018, particularly via EU establishments.
Within the phrases of Nonetheless I Rise, ”giving again the voice to these instantly involved turns into a necessary software in preventing in the direction of the event of a European Union that re-establishes the rights of which it has traditionally been the birthplace, beginning with the rights of youngsters.”