Official Selection


Greece 2020
Duration: 04:18
Directed by: Efi Sialevri, Vicky Yiagopoulou
Screenplay: Efi Sialevri, Vicky Yiagopoulou
Animation: Efi Sialevri, Vicky Yiagopoulou, Eleni Roussopoulou
Technique: Stop motion
Music: Leonidas Danezos
Production/School: Efi Sialevri
Dialogue language: Arabic
Subtitles language: Greek, english

Once upon a time, a little girl, Maram, left Yemen with her family seeking for the “Land without sorrows and pains", as they considered Europe. But instead they found themselves staggering in the “Land in between”, living in a refugee camp in Lesvos. This is the story of Maram’s first day at school, when a group of xenophobic people blocked her entrance violently, locking the school gate and shouting racist slogans. The school teacher along with some parents tried to stop them and soon the quarrel escalated in front of the shocked Maram…until her classmates stepped in and restored things. Just because every time the heart of a cruel adult narrows, the hug of a child widens, we can still whisper to ourselves: "Oh my world, hold on! you are changing!".


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