My name is Alexander Moust and along with my team, Lucienne Groot and Jildo-Tim Hof, we would like to involve you in our film project JUST PEOPLE about a truly remarkable group of people and about a very urgent and topical subject that definitely deserves your attention.
The humanitarian crisis and refugee flows that have arisen in Europe as a result of the war in Syria, and against IS along with chaos in Iran and Afghanistan lead to inhumane situations for a lot of innocent refugees – merely trying to find a safe home – on the mainland and on islands of Greece.
In order not to look away from the issues ourselves, but to pay attention to the extremely distressing conditions of many, we have repeatedly traveled to Greece and the Balkan countries, filming, photographing on the spot and exchanging experiences with refugees in the least pleasant circumstances. We also maintain regular contact with them from abroad.
CONTENTS: JUST PEOPLE
Our cameras and microphones take us into the lives of the main characters, Arash and Zharaa, young, determined refugees from Iran and Syria living in Athens. We come to places and situations where, as an outsider, you normally would not know about and we become part of the daily life of the refugees. In addition, we make sure they feel safe to express themselves and we gain access to their personal inner world. There is a clear distance between what they crave for and the possibilities given to them in reality. But they are strong and hopeful and we feel, they will eventually make it.