Youth Forum Bitola
Several partner organizations with who we already have contact and collaborate through the largest anti-racism network, especially from the Ruhr region
“Fence Corridor” breaks stereotypes and prejudices of the people who are living on the path of the refugees, from the islands of Greece, through Macedonia and other Balkan countries, to their final destination, Ruhr, Germany.
From the islands of Greece, then Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, to Ruhr, Germany
We are already providing aid to the migrants, and we would like to implement the idea of making a film about the real situation, not pictured by any media. There are provocative stories, especially the current situation of the border between Greece and Macedonia where the police is 24/7 having a hard time guarding the border since thousands of new migrants come per day. We will be filming in 8 states across Europe, picturing their lack of food, no adequate sleep, and only a few people to help.
The most important part of “Fence Corridor” is giving the chance of people to see real stories and picture the amount of effort by the Syrians, Iraqis and the Afghans take to migrate to the desired place, and picturing the lives of people who are on their way while traveling. They actually are not aware about the families being torn apart, and how emotional these migrants are, because they have no choice but to leave their homes.
We will be doing field research, connecting with many different partners from across Europe. We will start our research from the islands of Greece, making a field travel through Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, and finishing our travel in Germany. We will be following the migrants closely going from one country to another, their stops at the camps, their train travels and people on the way who are helping them out. Then, we will select the stories that will be filmed, and the route where the migrants are followed. We will work closely with the armies, border patrols and the police of each country to make sure that the film crew is safe. With the help of our German partners the immigrants will go to the Ruhr, Germany.
“Fence Corridor” targets the world with their real life stories and their fight for survival. It is an activist film which is going to bridge a lot of connections from partners of many countries within the EU, and will activate more volunteers from different organizations. Then, it will screen at festivals, making an emotional appeal to the audience, and through them, hopefully the views of the politicians may change.
We are expecting to film interviews from stakeholders, politicians, immigrants and ordinary people from all states within the EU and the non-EU countries. We will to be very innovative, creative, adventurous, and we are ready to take the challenge and give the migrants a voice to speak and show visually what they are going through. The more press releases we have across Europe while we are doing it, the more involvement we are going to have from outside sources, people who want to participate.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Field Research 2500, Travel costs 4500, Film production 36000, Overhead cost 10% (4300)
We are opened and we would like to hear from others, it doesn't matter if they are ordinary people or politicians, to hear all advices and comments. They have which will make our project stronger, greater, and might end up with a partnership and a possibility to be included in the project.