Screening Of: How Much Further? A film about the lives of Refugees in Greece

Posted On: October 23, 2012

Screening Of: How Much Further? A film about the lives of Refugees in Greece

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The Irish Refugee Council, in conjuction with TCD Department of Sociology screened “How Much Further?: A film about Refugees in Greece on Thursday, 18 October at 19:00.

Filmed in Athens between October 2011 and February 2012 the documentary raises the voices of those who have fled Afghanistan, Somalia or Sudan hoping to find refuge in Europe. After months, or years, on the road they arrive in Greece, a country facing the full brunt of the economic crisis and where the asylum and reception systems are completely dysfunctional. Most people see no option but to take to the road again, hoping to reach a country that can receive them and consider their claim for asylum. But, once they have entered Greece, it is extremely difficult to leave given the European policies that legally bind them to Greece.

Following the screening there was a lively panel discussion with Ana Fontal, of ECRE, and Panos Christodolou, Director of the Greek Council for Refugees.

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