Not too much to say about our second mission in Greece... or better, too much...
Lots of emotions and lots of questions about this "human crisis" presently occurring ...
We met again many people we known from the first mission. They moved out from illegal camps (at the border with Macedonia/Skopje) to governmental camps around Thessaloniki.
It's been quite shocking to see that. All the people joined the official camps and nothing is really changed.
The moral inside the camps is very down. No more dreams of Germany or better future for most of them...and the winter is coming!
Our mobile cinema moved every night in a different camp, trying to reach as much people as possible, we managed to organize screenings in 8 different places.
We screened Charlie Chaplin, The boy and the world, Tom and Jerry and also the videos that some friends made after the first expedition: CArovana artistica Udine-Idomeni (may-june 2016).
It was nice to see everybody looking for themself in the videos and smile a lot, seeing their friends on the big screen.
The good news is that still a lot of volunteers, coming from the whole world, doing an amazing team-work to make operative services as: mobile library, children areas, english schools, mobile kitchen, and so on.
The cinema sessions were a good "healing" and we always had a very good feedback by the audience...
We had to left with a promise: before June we will be back! ;-)
Stay tuned and for more info about whats happening in Greece please check: https://medium.com/@AreYouSyrious
We want to thanks all the people who helped us to realize this mission and all the association and organization who were out under the sky with us during the screenings. A special thanx to "Help Refugees HQ" for guesting us in their warehouse, "Philoxenia" and "Soul Food Kitchen" to let us be part of their amazing project!
To Share is To Be Human!
Photo Credits : Gloria Chillotti and Pettirouge Prod.
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