This is the biggest NGO on Samos with around 25 volunteers from around the world plus community volunteers providing shelter, classes and assistance in a center near the camp. In Winter „Temperatures can drop to five degrees and it can rain for three days in a row“, says Corien Tiemersma, „and most people live in tents, everything is wet and they will be cold all the time“. That’s why NGO’s like Samos Volunteers are much needed. Not to forget volunteers who want to help out under these circumstances. This is a call to action: apply, if you’re interested.
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.