Film Week at 'The Hub' in Leros

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Film Week at 'The Hub' in Leros
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Cinema is universal, beyond flags and borders and passports.” - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Welcome to Film Week! Over the next five days, we’ll be showcasing work from The Hub’s film workshop. Throughout the course of the workshop, students learned to plan, shoot, and edit their own films, developing both technical and creative skills. From documentaries to music videos to video art, these films are a powerful example of visual storytelling. Stay tuned this week as we share some of the incredible work from our film students. From February to June 2017 The Hub has been running a filmmaking workshop teaching technical and creative skills from camera to scriptwriting. Our students have been writing, filming and directing their own ideas: short films, short documentaries, video art and music videos.

"The Hub" is ECHO100Plus's response to the need for a united approach to educative and social activities for adult refugees on the Greek island of Leros.

"ECHO100Plus had a vision for a humanitarian hub that would offer creative, practical and social learning spaces to the adult refugees of Leros. A place for learning news skills, reconnecting with old skills and a place to offer a sense of purpose and normality. The Hub provides the resources for learning languages, for skills-based activities, social activities and a boutique to offer a dignified distribution of clothing. (...) The aim of The Hub is to help alleviate boredom while the refugees wait to hear the result of their asylum application, to help the refugees regain their self-worth and to help them learn some new skills for the future. Out of the crises in the Middle East have come highly skilled people, so The Hub will offer a place where they can regain their identity. They need to be recognised as mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, professional and, academics - as opposed to the collective term “refugee” as they are now defined." Read more on the about section of The Hub's facebook page >>>