the Island of All Together

 

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Every summer, many Greek islands in the Aegean Sea attract European tourists that are looking for a sunny holiday. However, this year the islands are also a home to thousands of refugees that crossed the sea in search of a new life in Europe. Normally, the paths of the tourists and refugees hardly cross, as the refugee camps are often located outside of the commercial areas. 

Filmmakers Philip Brink and Marieke van der Velden brought these two completely separated worlds together by inviting tourists and refugees to talk to each other about their lives. The result is, in their own words, "a short documentary with conversations of war, fleeing, home, work, love, but also cars and pets. It's an ode to humanism and shows what happens when we take time to sit down and talk with each other in stead of about each other."