The Concentration Camp was open from 14:00 to 20:00 on Saturday the 11th of January and hosted three segments.
14:00-16:00 “Bad Paintings” (a video presentation)
Selected works from Jay Rerchsteiner’s series “Bad Paintings”. Inspired by global journalistic and historical events, these bad paintings give light to a darker side of our world.
16:00-17:00 Becoming Ithaca [100% ελληνική περφορμανς]
Dancer and choreographer Dimitris Pagonis presented his new work made especially for the exhibition, “Becoming Ithaca”. Borders, holidays, passport control, were all mixed up in this dance performance with the goal of not arriving at, but becoming the legendary “Ithaca”.
17:00-19:00 Queer Refugee Shorts
Yavus Kurtulmus, director of Transition International Queer Minorities Film Festival , presented 4 short films about queer refugees.
My Refugee Story
Libanon | 2016 | 17 min
Director: Nour Metwally
“My Refugee Story” is a collection of heartbreaking tales narrating the violence, discrimination and rejection that many LGBTIQ+ refugees face, co-directed and edited by the survivors
Denmark | 2016 | 30 min
Director: Cecile McNair
Mary is looking for her girlfriend who disappeared during their escape from Uganda. During her last interview at the Refugee Board in Denmark it dawns on her that she has overlooked a clue that might lead her to her girlfriend.
Canada | 2017 | 22 min
Director: Eli Jean Tahchi
Arab LGBT individuals send Helem Montreal the Migrant Mixtape, a series of recorded letters. They are asking for support to seek asylum in Canada in order to escape persecution and homophobic violence in their country of origin.
10,579 km: A Queer Journey from Damascus to Vancouver
Canada | 2016 | 10 min
Director: Love Intersections
As an activist in the underground LGBTQ community in Syria, Danny Ramadan faced imminent persecution by the Syrian regime that led him to escape Damascus and eventually make his way to Vancouver.