Spectres Are Haunting Europe, Open City Documentary Festival
Maria Kourkouta/Niki Giannari / 2016 / France/Greece / 99'

The Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia housed over 8,000 people from the Middle East who were trying to cross the border into Europe. When Greek police closed the camp in 2016, the refugees resisted and blocked a railway line used to deliver goods into the country. Comprised of three parts and shot on a combination of HD Video and 16mm, Maria Kourkouta and Niki Giannari’s minimalist documentary observes these events in a series of carefully modelled static images that open up the space within and without of the frame, and in the closing black-and-white sequence offers a poetic commentary. The result is a bleak portrait of a place where endless lines of refugees try to preserve the final remnants of their individual freedoms.

Spectres are Haunting Europe

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 20:30
£12, concs £7/£8/£11
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Producer

Maria Kourkouta, Carine Chichkowsky

Production Company

Survivance