protecting refugees in greece: an interfaith response


"In Greece, overcrowding, complex asylum procedures and restrictions on movement have created an urgent need for legal aid.

Since 2015, more than 1 million refugees have made the dangerous journey to the Greek island of Lesvos seeking safety from war and persecution. While the situation may no longer be in the headlines, they continue to arrive to this day.

A unique, new partnership between HIAS, a Jewish organization, and Islamic Relief USA, a Muslim organization, is helping to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in Greece receive access to protection and other assistance to help them resume their lives in safety and with dignity." - HIAS Staff 

This film was shot in true documentary fashion. We knew a lot before we got on the ground, but a bulk of the storytelling decisions were made by Director Gabe Silverman while shooting in Lesvos. 


Director/Director of Photography: Gabe Silverman

Executive Producer: Jamie Coughlin

Producer: Deanna Del Ciello

Editor: Dan Fippen Assistant

Editor: Joseph Mendolia