PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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SPECIAL THEME - IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES

SHORT FILMS

MEETING SUPERMANN   fiction 2015

Director: Hannah Stockmann

Country of Origin/Filming: Germany

 

When Neo wakes up one morning, she has no clue this is the day she will be meeting Superman.

 

SAFE SPACE   fiction 2014

Director: Zora Rux

Country of Origin/Filming: Germany

 

Patrick and Sara live a love story. But they are also fighting together for refugee rights in Berlin. When harmless advance turns into a sexual assault, the group is forced to rethink their aims and the private story grows to an unwanted public dimension.

 

DJINNS, THE SPIRITS OF PATRAS

documentary 2015

Director: Jean-Jacques Cunnac

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: Greece

 

At the heart of a factory in ruins, facing the port in Patras in Greece Wahid and Morteza, among fifty other Afghans who have escaped the atrocities of their country, try their luck to get to Italy in hopes of a better life in Europe. While waiting, they hide from a repressive police force and confront the "Djinns", the spirits that haunt this old abandoned factory.

 

SPECTRUM   fiction 2014

Director: Dimitris Gkotsis

Country of Origin/Filming: Greece

 

Spectrum is used to classify something in terms of it's position on a scale between two extreme points. Documenting a slice in the life of five diferent people living in the heart of the city of Athens and the power relations between them. Priorities entwined, leading to misunderstandings and finally the absolute brutality.

 

IF I WERE YOU    documentary 2015

Director: Colin Morris

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: Ireland

 

Famine, oppressive regime, religious persecution. For generations people fled Ireland to escape these horrors. As asylum seekers arrive at its own shores, what is life like for people who seek sanctuary in Ireland today? ‘If I Were You’ follows the journey of director Colin Morris – himself a product of Irish emigration, as he seeks to find the hidden lives of asylum seekers living in the Republic of Ireland.

 

I EXIST    documentary 2014

Director: Ahmed Abdelnaser

Country of Origin: Egypt

Country of Filming: Syria

 

The film portrays one of the Scenes of Syrians and their children in displaced camps after their homes and schools have been damaged… 3 years on the borders.

 

IN GOD WE TRUST    fiction 2014

Directors: Elefterios Zacharopoulos

Country of Origin: France / Greece

Country of Filming: France

 

Once upon a time, at the end of the day, a full subway, an insane desire to already be at home. How many people have left like that, at one time or another? You? Me? Or the heroine of our story, who returns home exhausted from her day. Except today.

 

 

 

NOURAN    documentary 2015

Director: Nouran Alchalati

Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates

 

Syrian artist speaks about the difficulties she faces as refugee after she left Syria to pursue her dream.

 

 

 

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