In spring 2017 we went to Lesvos to support directly. In order not to come back with empty hands, Laura made a documentary about what we experienced there. Lesvos: Beautiful Prison takes you to this bizarre, contrasting world, that the European outer border has become: not a safe place for people seeking refuge, but a prison. Mass… Continue reading Still stuck on Lesvos
Last weekend visitors of De Kaaij dived into the world of autonomous living on Lesvos. The gate to this peculiar world was a metal container under the bridge. This container housed an audiovisual installation featuring a fragment of Laura’s documentary “Lesvos: beautiful prison”. Once you step into the container, you immediately feel confined by its… Continue reading Audiovisual installation brings activism from Lesvos to Nijmegen
Lesvos is coming to Nijmegen! As you know, two of our group have been to Lesvos. Now, Laura is about to finish the movie and we are going to screen fragments on the Kaaij on the first weekend of September. As the dear Miro put it: “On Lesbos, where refugees are marginalized, our Laura courageously… Continue reading Film fragments of autonomy. Lesvos in Nijmegen.
On Lesbos, where refugees are marginalized, our Laura courageously creates spaces of hope through activism. In a forthcoming documentary, she will not only show us the horrid conditions on the island, but also the power of solidarity, humanity and cooperation through the compelling stories of five women. Read Laura’s interview in Voxweb and stay tuned… Continue reading Lesvos documentary soon in Nijmegen- article in VOX
Alert Fund for Youth granted support for “Engage! Postcards from the border”! It is a pretty cool organization that promotes engaged, young and independent projects striving towards a more equal world. So, it’s justPeople and Alert teaming up, yay! Laura has been crowdfunding to buy a camera for this trip. About having found Alert as… Continue reading Alert supports activism documentary project in Greece and Nijmegen!
Our dear friend Laura is going filmmaking in Greece in april. Ever modest and very essential as a friend and in our justPeople collective, she aims to shed light on the people who are stuck between borders and systems, juggling between basic needs, a family in a country in ruins, and hoping to get to a destination where they can rebuild their lives.
In terms of basic needs and safety, refugees, activists and humanitarian aid workers are still struggling every day in a situation that is still much more urgent than what we can see. Check out the video for a short introduction. For more information and to support, visit the crowdfunding page.
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