• 8.8 10
  • 2018
  • 39min

The Greek island of Lesvos is today a bridge to the European dream for thousands of Asian and African migrants. Through the daily life of two Pakistani refugees on the island, we discover this microcosm.


AWARDS: Prix Graine de doc - Doc en courts

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Camerimage/ Fidé - Festival International du Documentaire Émergent - Film de clôture/ Millenium International Documentary Film Festival/ dokumentART/ Iceland Documentary Film Festival/ Festival des Libertés/ Aesthetica Short Film Festival/ Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne/ International Short Documentary Film Festival Leeuwarden/ Scandinavian International Film Festival/ La Barcelle/ Doc en courts/ DOCfeed/ Festival de films Pêcheurs du Monde/ Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival

Azadi. The island of refugees

In 2016 a controversial deal was signed between the European Union and Turkey to stop refugees from making the short, yet perilous crossing to the Greek islands. 

The refugees who do make it to these islands, must wait indefinitely for their asylum cases to be processed. 

This documentary portrays the unusual transit zone the island of Lesvos has become, through the eyes of two Pakistani refugees and a local fishing community.

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