For the first time in history, the Greek Chinese go out of Chinatown to help refugees. Can ‘Chinese methods’ help?
Nearly two decades ago illegal Chinese immigrants came to Greece along the similar route as the current refugees. In the meanwhile Greece has become their second home. Led by Ms Chen, a kind of ‘big-sis’ type, the Chinese organize a volunteer team to help refugees - for the first time in European history, the Chinese go out of their comfort zone Chinatown to defend the country they love, in their Chinese ways. Will their actions help to build up a new symbiosis between Greek, Chinese and the new-comers on the Greek earth?
Sean Wang is a Chinese Muslim director/screenwriter and holds MA for screenplay at BFA China. His debut film Huis Away From Home (2014) about Muslim’s immigration in China won a.o. the Best Student Film by the China Documentary Academy. His short documentary Chinese Canvasser (2015) was nominated a.o. for CCDF, GZDOC and China Documentary Academy Award.Documentary Academy. His short documentary Chinese Canvasser (2015) was nominated a.o. for CCDF, GZDOC and China Documentary Academy Award.
Jia Zhao (Chengdu China) is a Chinese-Dutch producer based in Amsterdam. She speaks fluently Chinese, Japanese, English and Dutch and is the founder/producer at Muyi Film (cultural/artistic documentary) and SILK ROAD FILM SALON. Jia focuses on film production via collaboration between the East and West, the only producer of her kind in the Netherlands.