THOSE WHO SURVIVED – Stories of Dignity

by Yorgos Avgeropoulos

Many of the thousands forced to follow the pathways of migration, are victims of torture. They are amongst the most vulnerable of vulnerable, tortured in their country in the most savage and unspeakable manner. They succeeded in fleeing from their persecutors, and risking everything, placed their lives in danger, yet again, to seek protection at the gates of fortress Europe. Murat, Jean and Ali, now rendered invisible in the crowds of the Greek capital, face a new adventure: to convince the authorities of their story with the sole proof of their word and body, to set up a new life from scratch, and most importantly, to heal their wounds.

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AVAILABLE VERSIONS: English (33min) | Greek (33min) | French (33min)

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Producers: Anastasia Skoubri, Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Image & Sound: Yorgos Avgeropoulos, Yiannis Avgeropoulos, Vincent Vaury, Thomas Beltsios
Music: Yiannis Paxevanis
Editing: Thodoris Popeskou, Argiris Konstantinidis
Graphics: Gabriel Melissourgakis
Translations & Transcripts: Dilek Dalgic, Murat Issi, Nafsika Tsipa, Dimitra Stathopoulou, Sofia Leonidi, Evangelia Sigala, Yiannis Michalis

About the Director
Yorgos Avgeropoulos

Yorgos Avgeropoulos is a Greek documentary filmmaker and journalist known for the numerous social and political documentaries he has directed in more than 50 countries and which have won 40 awards in international film festivals as well as other distinctions all over the world.
He was born in Athens, Greece in 1971. He studied journalism and worked as a war correspondent in Sarajevo, Croatia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan whereas he also covered major events such as the Albanian Rebellion, the earthquakes in Turkey and the sinking of MS Estonia.
In 2000, he created the Exandas Documentary Series. Exandas documentaries are awarded in several international film festivals and broadcasted by dozens of networks worldwide. In Greece they were broadcasted by ALPHA TV until 2003 and then by Public Greek Television ERT until 2013, when the network was violently shut down by the Greek government.
Today Yorgos Avgeropoulos collaborates with international networks. His latest films, The Lost Signal of Democracy (2014) and AGORA – From Democracy to the Market (2015) were broadcasted by TV networks in Europe, the US, the Middle East, Asia and Australia and awarded in documentary film festivals in France, Germany and the USA.

Films of Yorgos Avgeropoulos