Support Refugee Film Maker Fridoon

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Raised by 23 people in 15 months
24 year-old film artist Fridoon Joinda from Afghanistan experienced persecution, a long flight history and a deadlocked year on Lesvos Island.

His documentaries show the reality of life in Europe's refugee camps from the perspective of a refugee and give an insight into the daily challenges of life people are facing who seek safety  and a decent life in Europe.

So far, Fridoon did not get any payment for his work. To be able to survive and continue his work he needs your support!

His next film will show the situation of refugees who have been imprisoned and arrested for peacefully protesting for their rights. Help him in supporting the defendants with your donation!

Have a look in his latest films:

Nice Lie:


One day: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yReIhGy_lb0

Therefore, Fridoon needs support. He needs money for survival, proper filming equipment and possibilities to travel and screen his movies. He wants to continue his studies to be able to work on a professional level and support other refugees trapped on the Greek islands. https://www.facebook.com/fridoon.joinda

Sent to their deaths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qSykAXNCNA&feature=youtu.be

I am not dangerous: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=wVA1WdCL6uU

Hope: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=0fzox66shEs

A year ago, Fridoon Joinda from Afghanistan arrived in Europe. Together with his brothers Fardin and Jalal, he came from Turkey in a rubber dinghy.

In Afghanistan, the three brothers had been prosecuted for their artistic work: making political films. Trapped on the Greek island Lesvos in the barbed wired camp Moria for a year, the three Afghan television artists continue their political work.

Under the highly precarious conditions on the island, they made impressive short movies about the situation of refugees on Lesvos, first with a cell phone only than with borrowed equipment:

After one deadlocked year, Fridoon was eventually granted asylum in Greece. From now on, he will not get any financial support from the Greek state. But he wants to continue his work, reporting about the situation and needs of refugees and he is eager to find a job where he can make use of his abilities and continue his education.

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Support Fridoon for his new project! A documentary to defend the rights of refugees who have been arrested and detained for peacefully protesting for their rights!
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NICE Lie. (full documentary)
Greece 2017/18. While the Greek economy is still recovering from the financial crisis, 60.000 refugees are trapped in the country. They describe their daily challenges in barbed wired camps on the Greek Islands or on the streets of Athens. People who came to Europe seeking safety and a decent life find that “those human rights are no more than a NICE Lie”, as 19-year old Abtin from Iran concludes. So they fight for their rights on the streets, supported by solidarity initiatives and try to move on to central Europe – but many of them are deported back to Greece.
New documentary!
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Lots of thanks to all the generous donations! 1000 Euros are reached! With this money, Fridoon will be able to produce his next film and continue working in a refugee radio show, a great success. If we can collect still more donations, 23-year-old Fridoon might be able to continue his education to get a degree and engage in film making on a professional level.
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Refugee film maker Fridoon urgently needs support to continue his work, documenting underreported human rights abuses and about the life of refugees trapped on the Greek islands since the EU-Turkey deal. Even though he has been granted asylum, he doesn't get any money for survival from the Greek state. Thanks to everybody, who supported him already!
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