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Asylum Seekers: Moria Art Exhibit


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This fundraiser is a traveling art show raising money to fund the Asylum Seekers: Moria Documentary while spreading awareness of the inhumanity surrounding the refugee crisis. This show will feature artists from all over the world with work focused around asylum seekers. We will also play pieces of the documentary with a Q&A following. Each art work will be part of a rolling auction sold to the highest bidder at the end of the show tour.

Asylum Seekers: Moria is a documentary film exposing the inhumanity surrounding the refugee crisis in Europe, highlighting one of the worst refugee camps in the EU, Moria. The film takes place on the Greek island of Lesbos. Located just four miles off the coast of Turkey, Lesbos thrived on tourism and is now recovering from the inundation of asylum seekers. Moria camp was once a transitional camp and now has transformed to an inhumane place where asylum seekers see no way out, that is where our story begins.

The vision for the documentary was to create a storyline where anyone watching anywhere in the world would be able to relate to at least one person in the film. The kinship between the characters and the audience was of utmost importance to the narrative trajectory because we aim to create tension, which we believe will stir up social change.

We are two investigative journalists from California and the Netherlands who embedded ourselves in the camp and shot video/stories the world has never seen. The project is self funded. Currently the film is in post production and we need to raise finishing funds. We have curated an traveling art exhibit to raise awareness and money to finish the project. It is a 50 piece show with art from all over the world centered around asylum seekers. We also play bits of the documentary and hold discussion during the show. Each piece is part of a rolling auction sold to the highest bidder at the end of the three month show tour.