Screening and Q&A Session: ‘722 TMX ENGINEER BATTALION’
Creative Edge, 6.00pm
In March 2016 governments within the European Union closed their borders, leaving almost 60,000 refugees stranded in Greece, with no way to make the journey to their destination countries further north. Faced with hosting the refugees, the Greek Government decided to reopen a number of closed-down army camps as temporary residences and called on the army to set up and manage the camps: duties that they had neither trained for nor experienced before.
Christy Kelly, a young English student, visited one such camp, in the small town Alexandria in Northern Greece. Along with local filmmakers he explores the role of the army and NGOs in organizing the camp, the daily lives of the refugees and the evolving relationship between the locals and their new neighbours; a relationship which has moved from unease, to understanding and on to still further unease.
Following the film there will be a Q&A session with the Director, Yiannis Koufonikos (Edge hill University) and the UK producer, Tim Kelly (Coventry University).
The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
Watch the Q&A session here: YouTube
Date: Thursday 1st December 2016
5.30pm Registration and Refreshments
6.00pm Film Screening
7.00pm Q&A Session
7.30pm Networking and close