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The 5th School

Production and poster design for the not jet premiered short film ‘The 5th School (2020)’.

‘The 5th School Likio squat was located in Exarcheia, Greece. In 2018 it housed around 200 refugees, mainly families. It is self-managed, with residents volunteering to distribute food donations and to run the squat. Representatives of NGOs are not welcome. The self-organisation means that a Syrian former information technology worker set up the wifi network, an Arabic teacher from Syria gives weekly lessons and someone who studied hotel management in Damascus works in the kitchen. The squat was evicted in September 2019. Amongst the 143 evicted migrants were women and children from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. They were taken to the Corinth camp, south of Athens. Parents’ associations and teachers demanded the return of 12 children who were taken out of local schools.’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens_refugee_squats (20.01.2020)

A Film by Joshua Olsthoorn
With a soundscape of Kostas Vlachakis