Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.


The film tells the story of Maram, who left Yemen with her family, in search of the “Land without sorrows and pains", as they considered Europe. Instead they found themselves "staggering" in the “Land in between”, living in a refugee camp in Lesvos. This is, also, the story of Maram’s first day at school, when a group of xenophobic people blocked her entrance violently, locking the school gate and shouting racist slogans. The school teacher along with some parents tried to stop them and soon the quarrel escalated in front of the shocked Maram…until her classmates stepped in and restored things. Just because every time the heart of a cruel adult narrows, the hug of a child widens, we can still whisper to ourselves: "Oh my world, hold on! you are changing!".

  • Writers: Efi Sialevri, Vicky Yiagopoulou
  • Producers: Efi Sialevri
  • Awards

    AEGEAN DOCS MYTILENE October 2, 2020 INTERNATIONAL Greece CHANIARTOON CHANIA October 15, 2020 Greece iERAPETRA FESTIVAL IERAPETRA September 10, 2020 Greece

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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