This video says about itself:
Apr 20, 2013
Into the Fire is being crowd-released today: All over the internet people are embedding Into the Fire on their website or blog. With everyone who participates the audience and distribution network will grow. Are you participating? http://intothefire.org
A hard hitting documentary which shows the plight of refugees and migrants in recession hit Athens, Into The Fire is a film with a difference.
Shot and edited with sensitivity and compassion, it doesn’t pull its punches and makes for harrowing viewing in parts. It is the product of crowd funding, dedication, self-sacrifice and a burning sense of justice.
On 21 April, Into the Fire is simultaneously released on websites, blogs and other platforms around the internet. The film will be available in various languages, including Albanian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish. There are a number of public screenings planned in several countries in Europe and Northern America. To participate in the release or organise a screening see http://intothefire.org/publish.
This strategy is being used to maximise the audience, in the hope that the audience will become active participants, commentators and amplifiers when it comes to opposing the conditions visited on the victims in the story.
The premiere of Into the Fire on 29th April, 6:30pm will be hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies [in London, England]. The filmmakers will be joined for discussion by Habib Rahman of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.
In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.
This film gives incredible insights to the reality faced by people who simply want to lead peaceful, normal lives.
Having been to Athens to shoot footage about austerity in April last year, Reel News video activists started talking and working with a young Somalian refugee, they made many contacts in the migrant world and those contacts gave them access to a huge number of untold and shocking stories.
Funded by small donations from friends and organisations, the film makers are once more turning to their supporters and allies in the UK to distribute the film online and through screenings to grassroots groups across the country. No one has been paid to work on this film.
Update: All 3 foremen involved in the Manolada shooting arrested: here.
Manolada attack victims had received threats: here.
Nowhere else in Europe are neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists profiting as greatly from the financial crisis as in Athens. As they terrorize the country with violence, the police stand back and prosecutors are powerless: here.
- Workers shot in Greece, update (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Greek nazi violence investigated (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Bangladeshi farm workers shot during pay protest in Greece (thestar.blogs.com)
- More austerity in Greece and Cyprus (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Greek Austerity Is Killing People (greece.greekreporter.com)
- Greece’s great fire sale (telegraph.co.uk)
- CRISIS ATHENS: How austerity is destroying those who would compete with multinational power (hat4uk.wordpress.com)
- Workers shot in Greece for protesting unpaid wages (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- At least 28 immigrants shot at Greece strawberry plantation after not being paid for six months (rt.com)