DYING FOR EUROPE

17 minutes, 2017
Director: Nikos PILOS (Greece)
Production: Nikos PILOS, Goethe-Institut Athen (Greece)

In “Dying for Europe”, the largest tide of migrants since the Second World War is shown through fragments of personal stories. Constructed as a trilogy, this harrowing film sheds light on the strength and hope of those who, daring to dream of a better life in Europe, are ready to sacrifice their own.

Nikos PILOS is a photo journalist who has won many awards. He currently lives between Athens and Belgrade. He has travelled extensively documenting war, natural disasters, poverty, socio-economic struggle and cultural change. He covered historical events such as the overthrow of Ceauşescu in Romania, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the conflicts in the Balkans and the war in Iraq. More recently, he has covered anti-government protests in Turkey, the rise of nationalism in Europe and the current refugee crisis. His work appears regularly in international newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Stern Magazine, Die Zeit, NRC Handelsblad, Newsweek Japan, Time, USA Today, Polka Magazine, Zreportage.com, and other media.