‘Home in Between’ is a 360-degree documentary about the people of Kara Tepe, 
a refugee-camp on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Since the beginning of the 2015 refugee crisis, hundreds of thousands of people fled across the Mediterranean Sea to escape war and persecution. Some of them would choose to make the crossing from Turkey to one of the Greek islands like Lesvos, a crossing that would prove to be an even deadlier one than many other routes. Thousands of lives were lost. After arriving on the European shores life would turn for the better, or would it?

In March 2016, Europe made a deal with Turkey and the borders were closed. The result was that thousands of people got stuck in Greece, as they were no longer allowed into the rest of Europe. With nowhere to go, they would have to wait for over a year before European authorities would decide their future. Will they eventually be allowed to travel further into Europe and get asylum, or will they be sent back?

'Home in Between’ provides an insight into the daily life in Kara Tepe, a camp that was set up by the municipality of Lesvos. Organizations like Movement On the Ground do their best to make the camp an inspiring, sustainable and worthy place to live in. They realize this in many ways, for example by bringing light into the camp by installing solar stations, and setting up a football-program for the children. They believe in the knowledge and power of the residents and involve them in everything they do. Refugees and volunteers work side-by-side, and thereby creating a close community.

But how do people really feel when their lives are turned upside down and put on hold? And how long can they keep hope alive?

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When little normal things happen in the middle of a crisis, they are like diamonds.

Laura

Credits

Director & Editor: Maren Gedenk
Producer: Maurice Schutte
Executive producer: Martijn Boomsma
Sounddesigner: Jeroen Goeijers
Voices: Shakib Naib
Jamal Naser Ayubi
Laura Jansen
Mohammad Khalaf
Philip Veldhuis
Rayyan Harris
Jonathan Ely
David Koning
Carolien Nieuweboer
Bishnu Sagar
Logo design: Luke Brennan
Webdesign: Grace Houghton
Gabor Kuncevics
Many thanks to: Adil Izemrane
Nina Schmitz
Dylan Ingham
Stephanie Rueb-Fairbank
Isabel Mora Le Moyne
Loes Janssen
Irene Frietman
Jasper Bruijns
Fahad Al Khatib
Farid Saed
Karwan Hussein
Naweed Hamid
Amir Abu Leara
Mofeed Deeb
Martijn van Ommen

This 360-degree documentary is a collaboration between lab rooms® and Movement On The Ground

Movement On The Ground is a foundation that bases its work on a Camp to CampUS philosophy. This means they want to build a more sustainable and self- sufficient camp that uses innovative ideas and solutions to bring dignity and humanity to residents of the camp into a CampUS. Do you want to learn more about this?

Check out their website , or follow them on social media: Facebook - Instagram