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Journey Without a Map

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Overview

Genre
Human Rights
Synopsis

Abdul discovers an unlikely passion in contemporary dance, tapping into the healing power of art as he seeks asylum in Greece from his native Afghanistan.

Through his expressive movement we learn about traumas in various stages of his life: Taliban bombings that killed his mother, life-threatening land and sea journeys to Greece, and racism, attacks and bureaucratic limbo in Athens. He had never danced until he chanced into a movement workshop with American choreographers in 2009. His dance practice evolved, and he performed in prestigious events, opening doors and introducing him to a community he might not have found otherwise.

Stage
finished
Running time
16 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2015-2017
Locations
Athens, Greece

Distribution Details

Festivals
Athens Video Dance Festival 2017, DesArts//DesCinés Dance&Cinema Festival 2017, Digital Anthropologies #5
Language
Greek
Subtitles
English, French

Photos

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