Refugees of Moria Documentary

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Raised by 24 people in 13 months
My name's Fionn Macarthur. I'm a freelance filmmaker based in Ireland. I'm on Lesvos independently filming a documentary focused on the refugees of Moria, telling their stories and the NGO's who are helping them.

Back in December last year I went out to Volunteer with Refugee Rescue for two weeks. Refugee Rescue are the last humanitarian search and rescue organisation left on the Northern shore of Lesvos. Their mission is to remain active 24/7 to protect everybody fleeing war, violence and persecution and prevent more deaths at sea.

I also spent over a month working alongside Stand By Me Lesvos who are a Non Profit Social Enterprise aiming to address the economic hardship and deprivation faced by the people of Lesvos and by the refugees who have arrived on the island due to war and conflict in their home countries.

I recently spent over two months (April - May) on the Greek island, Lesvos at Moria Refugee camp filming documentary content with NGO's, hearing first hand stories and traumatizing experiences from refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution only to end up living in dire conditions within Europe.

I'm here filming the remaining content I need to produce this documentary. My aim is to capture stories from the refugees themselves, so people can see and understand the hardship these men, women, children and families are having to endure along with the NGO's who are helping better their situation and hear from Greek locals themselves. 

There are numerous NGO's who are doing great things helping supply and distribute food and clothing to the people in need.

As I'm currently funding this out of pocket. I'm hoping to raise some funds to help cover my travel and living expenses. 

I would be eternally grateful for any money contributed. It would go a long way. This project is something I feel passionate about working on and I'm putting  my heart and soul into it. Right now I feel I'm the most productive I've ever been. 

I want to thank my friends, family and anyone who has reached out and backed me along the way. I can't thank you guys enough, it really means the world. I'll be posting regular updates on the progress while I am here.

Thank you!
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