Leaving Greece

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© Brass
79 minutes / Colour / 2013
Directed by
Anna Brass

Anthropologist

Country of production Germany

When entering the EU for the first time, a refugee must submit an application for asylum. So much is clear. Less well known, however is the fact that for 90% of all refugees, the Aegean is the gateway to Europe. So what does this mean for Greece? Every aspect of the Greek Asylum system is so overstrained that it has effectively collapsed. No one is allowed to remain in Greece, and yet, according to the EU no one may leave. The Authorities are extremely harsh to those attempting to exit the country. ‘Leaving Greece’ tells the very personal story of three Afghan refugees: Hossein, Reza and Kaka, who have tried for years to break this vicious circle. A film about friendship – and the contradictory European refugee policy.

In the 2015 RAI Film Fest

Language and subtitles German English Farsi Greek Dari with English subtitles

Region Western Mediterranean

Country Greece

Keywords Children / Young people Migration Love