a film by David Aronowitsch
In March 2016, over 10,000 people were trapped in a camp outside the small Greek border village of Idomeni. The border had been closed to all people fleeing. Nadia and Nawaf had one objective, to get to Germany, to where their eldest son already arrived. They stayed with their six other children in several different camps in Greece. Yasir’s wife was an ISIS-prisoner. And many in Yasir’s family had been brutally killed by ISIS when they attacked the Yazidis in Iraq. Filmmaker David Aronowitsch has previously done, among other things the documentary I Am Dublin and the animated short documentaries Hidden, Slaves and Sharaf. The film’s cinematographer is Pia Lehto who both work with documentaries and fiction.
The documentary film Idomeni depicts the children and adults’ parallel lives in the various camps, the seemingly quiet moments along the way to a new life.