CINEMATOGRAPHER AND PRODUCER, LIOR SPERANDEO, VISITED THE GREEK ISLAND LESVOS AND CREATED A SHORT FILM THAT DOCUMENTS THE STRUGGLE OF SYRIAN REFUGEES AS THEY ATTEMPT TO CROSS TO SAFETY. THE NEARLY 2 MINUTE SHORT FILM WAS SHOT OVER THE COURSE OF A WEEK AND HAS LANDED AMONG VIMEO’S STAFF PICKS.
The following excerpt is straight from Lior’s Vimeo page:
“I have heard and read different opinions about the wave of Syrian refugees who try to make their way in to the EU. Then I went to Lesvos. 7 days on the Greek Island gave me a healthier, human perspective on the situation.
Seeing the people behind the headlines with my own eyes, and feeling their deep struggle, broke my heart. Are they the “threat” people talk about? All I saw were courageous people in a time of crisis, looking for hope. I also got to meet brave volunteers from all over the world who reach out to help all people regardless of their religion, race or background. That inspired me. My hope is that this video might tear down some of the walls of bad ideas and opinions we have built around ourselves.”
Check out Lior Sperandeo’s Vimeo page for similar videos including People of Mumbai, People of Nepal, and People of Senegal.