What You Love - Syrian Refugee on Lesvos Sings A Song
Filmmaker Richard C. Ledes and his small crew arrived a few weeks later on the island of Lesvos—at…
2nd Anniversary of a Zone Within the Eurozone
This April marks just over two years since the Eurozone decided that people seeking asylum arriving undocumented on the Greek islands of the Aegean would be sent back to Turkey.
One Non-Pope Selected Refugee
Of the thirty or forty undocumented immigrants that we interviewed on Lesvos for my film No Human Is Illegal, I know of only four who have made it off the island and farther into the Eurozone. Three of them are..
Video Essay: On Getting Into Europe and Film Festivals
A video essay under 3 minutes about the irony of trying to get into a top festival a film which is about refugees trying to get into a top economic block, in this case, Europe.
Aesthetics of Shock and Awe Versus the Cellphone/of Fiction Versus Documentary/the Means of Distribution/Humans We Filmed Still Detained
A few years ago, before the last U.S. presidential election, I was among the invited guests to watch a special 4th of July show designed by Disney and projected onto the back of an official U.S. building in Paris. It was awe-inspiring...
A Cinema of Limits
I spoke last time about a Cinema of Limits. This approach draws particularly on the experience of filming a non-repeatable event as it takes place.