- Human Rights
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.
- Running time
- 16 minutes
- Jill Woodward ... Director, DOP, Editor
- United States
- Years of Production
- Athens, Greece
- Release year
- Athens Video Dance Festival 2017, DesArts//DesCinés Dance&Cinema Festival 2017, Digital Anthropologies #5, NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival
- English, French
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