March 31, 2013

Invitation to screening - Wednesday 3 April

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The Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees
invites you to the screening of the award-winning documentary film ‘Nowhere Home’ made by the Norwegian film maker Margreth Olin.

The screening will take place on the 3rd of April 2013 at 7.30 pm in the group’s building Ktirio 11 at 11 Rethymnou street and Ioulianou opposite of the Park Hotel in Athens.
The documentary will be shown in Norwegian language with English subtitles.

Best Norwegian Documentary – Bergen IFF 2012, Norway
Direction-Screenplay: Margreth Olin.
Color, duration: 93minutes

Ticket Price: 1 Euro
All proceeds will go for the financial support of the building ‘Ktirio11’.

Summary of the film:

In 2009, the Norwegian government introduced several measures to restrict immigration. One of these was to grant temporary residence permits to unaccompanied children seeking asylum. At the age of 18, they are to be returned to their country of origin. In Norway, Child Welfare takes custody of children without close caregivers, but this does not apply to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children between the ages of 15 and 18 years. In ‘Nowhere Home, we get to know Goli from Kurdistan. He was deported from Norway the day after he turned 18 and we follow him as he embarks on a new life. The brothers Hassan and Hussein are from Afghanistan. Hussein was literally paralysed with fear when the brothers were denied residency in Norway. We follow Khalid when he receives his final reply from the Immigration Appeal Board on his 18th birthday. ‘Nowhere Home’ is a film about teenagers who fight to keep alive their hope for a dignified life. A close, touching and provoking encounter, it questions the management of the basic ethical principles of our time.

P.S.: Our team keeps the cafe of ‘Ktirio 11’ every Wednesday from 7-9pm after the end of our shift. The cafe is open to the public. You can come alone or with friends to drink your coffee, tea or beer at affordable prices, read your newspaper or surf the web with your computer as there is free Wi-Fi. As part of the café we will be occasionally organizing screenings, discussions, events and parties. If you want you can leave us on the day of the projection of 'Nowhere Home' your email in order to inform you of upcoming events.