Living conditions in the Samos refugee camp are atrocious, especially for children. „It’s continuous chaos“, says Ash Perrin who runs the ‚Cirque de Samos‘ there - a Flying Seagull Project. „So what we do is all about letting kids play and laugh and feel the comfort of being welcome“. A patch of land across the camp’s main entrance, a circus tent and devoted artists: that’s what it takes to grant kids, amidst despair and hopelessness, at least a few moments of childhood.
Journalists Morgan Childs and Giuseppe Picheca both migrated into the Czech Republic, a country with nearly 600.000 residents that are considered foreigners. Together, they created a podcast to examine the insights gained from being labeled “foreign”, and to explore migration and human rights in the Czech Republic. A ten-part series well worth listening to.
Having fled from Iraq, Yousif spent one year in Camp Moria on Lesvos which, for him, was like ending up in prison. He decided to document the stories of those struggling to survive there and continued even after he was granted asylum. Yousif Al Shewaili is 21 years old and the chronicler of refugee-life on Lesvos.
Ob hier im Podcast, auf der Bühne oder im Film: es geht um gut erzählte Geschichten. Aber spiegelt sich in ihnen auch die Vielfalt unserer Gesellschaft wieder? Befördern #metoo oder BLM, was wir auf Bildschirmen, Leinwänden oder Theaterbühnen erleben? Die Iran-Österreich-stämmige Schauspielerin, Autorin, Cutterin und Regisseurin Roxana Stern über die notwendige Diversität in der Entertainment-Industrie.