THOSE WHO SURVIVED – Stories of dignity (Greece, 33min, 2016)
Many of the thousands of persons, who were forced to migrate, are victims of torture; the most vulnerable of all. They were tortured in their countries by the most rough and unspeakable ways. They managed to escape from their persecutors by risking everything and they endangered their lives again in order to seek refuge in the gates of Europe. Murat, Zan and Ali, who have become “invisible” among the crowds of the Greek capital, are faced with a new challenge. They have to convince the authorities for their stories having as only proof their own testimonials and their bodies, they have to set start a new life from zero and to be healed.
Screenplay Direction: GIORGOS AVGEROPOULOS
Producers: ANASTASIA SKOUMPRI, GIORGOS AVGEROPOULOS
Picture and sound: GIORGOS AVGEROPOULOS, GIANNIS AVGEROPOULOS, VINCENT VAURY, THOMAS BELTSIOS
Music: GIANNIS PAKSEVANIS
Editing: THODORIS POPESKOU, ARGYRIS KONSTANTINIDIS
Graphics: GABRIEL MELISSOURGAKIS
Translations and transcription: DILEK DALGITS, MURAT ISSI, NAFSIKA TSIPA, DIMITRA STATHOPOULOU, SOFIA LEONIDI, EVAGELIA SIGALA, GIANNIS MICHALIS
The documentary was produced under the Project “Prometheus II: Enhancing the Rehabilitation of torture victims in Greece”, which is implemented by the Greek Council for Refugees, in partnership with Babel Day Center, Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees of Essex University, NGO REDRESS and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey. This Project is co-funded by the European Commission (DG Home). More information is available here https://www.projectprometheus.gr/.