Nowhere, by Sotiris Palaskas, will be premiered on Wednesday 25th of October in Goethe Institut Athen. The film follows an odyssey of survival, where central figures are white middle-class Europeans. They leave a country where they are unwanted and seek refuge on the other side of the sea. How would it look like if there were a twist of roles? What if the boats crossing the Mediterranean where going the opposite direction, with Europeans on board instead people from Syria or Yemen? Given the recent political developments in the world, such a twist may not be as improbable as it seems.
A co-production of Goethe-Institut Athen and Homemade Films (Greece), Chromosom Film (Germany), with the support of Medienboard Berlin and the Office in Greece of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
Nowhere (GR/DE 2017, 11΄)
Concept/Script/Direction: Sotiris Palaskas
Direction of Photography: Simos Sakertzis
Film editing: George Zafiris
Sound: Yiannis Antypas, Lukas Lücke, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Aris Louziotis
Effi Rabsilber, Merlin Rose, Michael Gwisdek, Jella Haase, Constantin v. Jascheroff, Jakob Bieber, Christoph Jacobi, Christoph Letkowski, Stefania Panciu and others.
Maria Drandaki, Homemade Films, Athens
Matthias Makowski, Goethe-Institut Athen
Alexander Wadouh, Chromosom Film, Berlin
After the screening there will be a public discussion with:
Alexander Wadouh, producer
Maria Drandaki, producer
Dimitris Bouras, photographer and researcher of human conditions in areas struck by crisis and war, he documents since 1980 his anthropological research with images and texts
Sotiris Palaskas, director of the film
Effi Rabsilber, actress of the film
Eva Stefani, documentarist, Associate Professor for Film Theory and Film History, University of Athens
The film will be screened with English and Greek subtitles. The discussion will be held in Greek and German, with simultaneous translation.
Entrance is free.