We are an independent film production group on tour with our new documentary:
The Fig House: 102', Greece, 2019
A group of friends, activists and migrants, decide to organize an es-
cape plan through the Balkans, in order to reach illegally Germany from Greece. To accomplish their plans, they decide to divide the tasks, and while some are dedicated to find a suitable means of transport for the group, others are looking for an abandoned ruin to turn it into their home. When things seem to be going well, they have to face small unfore- seen events that inevitably delay the completion of the plan: the cat of the house breaks his leg, a friend is arrested and one of the boys decides not to leave anymore. These continuous blows of misfortune end up weaken- ing the psychological resilience of Ilias, one of the boys, who begins not to withstand the psychological pressure anymore, what is complicating the situation and putting the plan at risk.
The small mishaps of everyday life in the squatted house are the reason to raise some questions about immigration and solidarity, in particular on some issues that are not discussed very often. The film questions the vicious circle “illegality - poverty - prison”, aswell as the topic of the “invisi- ble wounds” - the psychological traumas connected to the migrant status. The documentary is essentially a story of friendship and solidarity, insta- bility and despair. An opportunity to ask ourselves what kind of Europe we are building and if there is space for a better common future.
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