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GHOSTS OF MORIA + UNDERSEA

Ghosts of MoriaMichael Graversen, Florian Elabdi / Greece / 2021 / 25 min

Two Syrian friends try to survive in a post-apocalyptic graveyard full of cats and rats and garbage by collecting enough metal for a daily meal.

As Europe’s largest refugee camp burns to the ground, two Syrians, Khalil and Ayham, flee the police to stay in the burnt Moria camp on Lesbos in Greece. Here they live in a post-apocalyptic graveyard full of starving cats, squeaking rats and garbage. And every day, they race other scrap metal collectors to collect and sell it at a knock-down price to afford to make a little food to remind them of the time in Aleppo before the civil war forced them to flee. And while they wait in bureaucratic limbo to have their future decided, a unique friendship forged out of shared suffering and understanding emerges in their tent.

UnderseaJannik Splidsboel / Denmark / 2022 / 53 min / World Premiere

A portrait of female photographer and freelancer Nanna Kreutzmann, who struggles to find her inner peace after spending her life documenting disasters and conflicts.

As a photographer, Nanna Kreutzmann had spent most of her adult life documenting disasters and conflicts, when one day she crashed. The camera felt like it weighed a hundred kilos. Years of shooting wars, tsunamis, earthquakes and bloody revolutions for various news media had become too much. But when Kreutzmann changed photography careers and became a freediver and underwater photographer, she found a world that could give her peace. ‘Under the Sea’ is an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman’s inner life, rich with beautiful footage from the underwater world where she has finally found a home and a new community.