Into the Fire Screening Tour

Our film Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece is going on tour! We’ll be screening throughout October in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. Scroll down for details of the screenings and links to venues.

We’re also about to release an international DVD with subtitles in 12 languages, so watch this space!

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Into the Fire October 2013 Tour Listings:

 

04.10. Eeklo, Belgium, N9 Muziekclub with David Rovics

05.10. Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, Masereelhuis with David Rovics at 20:00

06.10. Utrecht, Netherlands, Rooie Rat at 18:00

07.10. Münster, Germany, Cinema at 21:00

09.10. Witten, Germany, Trotz Allem at 19:30

11.10. Freiburg, Germany, KTS at 20:00

12.10. Offenburg, Germany, Kessel at 20:30

14.10. Reutlingen, Germany, Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Pavillon at 13:30

15.10. Reutlingen, Germany, Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Pavillon at 13:30 (again)

16.10. Leipzig, Germany, Meuterei at 19:00

17.10. Plzeň, Czech Republic, Klub Kapsa at 20:00

18.10. Prague, Czech Republic, Studentský klub K4 at 19:00

19.10. Poděbrady, Czech Republic, tbc

21.10. Brno, Czech Republic, Café Paradigma at 18:30

22.10. Bratislava, Slovakia, Foajé at 19:00

23.10. Vienna, Austria, W23 at 20:00

Protest Against Golden Dawn in Memory of Pavlos Fyssas

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On the night of September 17th, the 34-year old antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (aka Killah P) was murdered by a member of fascist party Golden Dawn, who received 7% in the 2012 elections. Find out more.

Today, September 21s, antifascists gathered outside the Greek embassy in a show of solidarity to Greek antifascists and in memory of the latest victim of murderous Golden Dawn.

It’s the EDL march, so you might get stuck

EDL march in London on Monday, 27.6.2013. Ostensibly there in memory of Lee Rigby, they had a ball, got wasted, peed all over the place (toilets were available a short walk up the road in fact), and were clearly looking to pick a fight.

Kevin Carroll was addressing antifascists, but his comments seemed much more relevant to the behaviour of his own comrades.

On a side note, I wonder if they realise that Allah and the Christian god are one and the same and they are insulting their own god (assuming most of them are Christians). At any rate, they meant to insult Mohammed. Islam doesn’t make the mind contortions of inflating their prophet and god to one entity. The concept of the holy trinity is Christian. Not that logic will have any impact on that kinda mindset.

Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece

For more information check out the Into the Fire website.

Today Into the Fire is simultaneously released on websites, blogs and other platforms around the internet.

Do you have a website or blog? Embed this film!

Use this link to embed the film to make sure subtitles are turned on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMOnuD0SQJs&cc_load_policy=1

When you’ve published the film, don’t forget to add your link to the listing. It only takes a minute.

The film is available with subtitles in Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish with more coming soon!

In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.

You can download the international version and subtitles in .srt format from Archive.org.

More versions will be added throughout the day, follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get updates or check our embedding guide for new uploads.

A version of the film with burned in English subtitles is available on Vimeo. You can also download it there. Other language versions will be added as we make them, follow or check the Into the Fire Channel for updates.

The premiere of Into the Fire on 29th April, 6:30pm will be hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies. Habib Rahman of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants will join us for the screening and discussion afterwards, the event will be chaired by Sham Qayyum. Join the Facebook event.

Into the Fire Trailer

On 21 April, Into the Fire will be simultaneously released on websites and blogs worldwide, including this one of course. The film will be available in various languages, including Albanian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish. There are a number of public screenings planned in several countries in Europe and Northern America. To participate in the release or organise a screening see http://intothefire.org/publish

The premier of Into the Fire on 29th April, 6:30pm will be hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies. The filmmakers will be joined for discussion by Habib Rahman of the Join Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.

In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.

Upcoming Screenings: Spain Special and Into the Fire

Reel News has two exciting events coming up:

The launch of our brand new regular film night at The Grosvenor SW9 on Thursday, 25th April, 7:30 pm, with a special report on Spain and the premier of our film Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece on Monday, 29th April, 6:30 pm, together with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants at Soas. Scroll down for details.

Spanish Night

Special Report on Spain – Thursday, 25th April, 7:30

Join Facebook event. A brand new regular monthly film night on the last Thursday of every month, where people can come and meet up, have a friendly pint together, watch films on current campaigns and discuss them, and then carry on socialising with music from our resident djs. This month with special guests from Occupy LSX & Democracia Real Ya Londres.

**FIRST EVER SHOWING!** YOLANDA (16 mins) Yolanda Gonzalez, a student activist, was brutally murdered by an armed fascist gang in 1980. She was just 19 years old. Now it has emerged that her convicted murderer, Emilio Hellin, is working for state security forces.

INDIGNADOS: S-25 (15 mins) As Occupy at the Houses of Parliament on May 4 draws closer, a reminder of what happened last September when Spain’s 15-M movement surrounded Congress.

SOMONTE – LAND AND FREEDOM (14 mins) Trade Unionists occupy a 400 hectare farm in Andalucia to grow food and create jobs.

**PLUS** Videos and speakers from 3 key struggles in London, featuring: Blacklisting in Crossrail, Fighting Victimisation at London Met, 3 Cosas Campaign: Sick Pay, Holiday, Pensions Now!

Premier of Into the Fire – Monday, 29th April, 6:30

The premiere of Into the Fire will be hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies. Habib Rahman of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants will join us for the screening and discussion afterwards, the event will be chaired by Sham Qayyum. Join the Facebook event.

A hard hitting documentary which shows the plight of refugees and migrants in recession hit Athens, Into The Fire is a film with a difference.

Greece is in crisis. But the economic crisis is not the only one. An asylum crisis has gripped the country at this time of severe austerity. And it hits the most vulnerable: Refugees, including minors, who have left everything behind fleeing their countries to find safety.

In Greece, they are left destitute and on the streets, unable to apply for asylum and threatened by escalating racist attacks. Trapped in Greece, they have one message for Europe and the rest of the world: Let us leave!

Into the Fire

3 weeks to go! Are you participating in the distribution?

Into the Fire

Into the Fire will be an experiment in distribution. You have probably heard of crowd funding. Projects get funded by a lot of people who give a little money to make it happen. We are crowd sourcing our distribution: A lot of people will be releasing Into the Fire together with us. On 21st April 2013 they will embed the film on their blogs and websites. With every participant the size of the audience will grow exponentially. If you would like to be listed as one of the distributors, get in touch with the link of your website and a logo or image!

Are you participating?


Three years ago, the UNHCR called the situation in Greece a humanitarian crisis. Since then, things have gotten worse. Anyone perceived as foreigner is at risk to become a target of racist violence. Voices demanding the protection of human rights are not listened to. Even doctors who help migrants and refugees are threatened by racist groups. But refugees have no choice: European regulation forces them to remain in Greece, and stops them from moving to a country where they are save and have a chance to get their asylum case heard.

 

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Into the Fire: An Expriment in Distribution

It has been almost a year since we first reported from Greece. During the past year we have been working on a documentary taking a closer look at the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece.

We have been shocked by what we’ve discovered. Issue 35 includes our 40 minute documentary Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece. We hope to reach a large audience with this film, and are starting on an experiment:

We want you to be our distribution network

We will publish Into the Fire on 21st April. That gives us 4 weeks time to get in touch with as many organisations and individuals as possible and see whether they are interested in publishing our film on their websites an blogs.

Funeral of Shehzad Luqman in Kotzia square in Athens. 19-1-13 The 26 year old Pakistani migrant was stabbed to death in a racially motivated murder on January 16th as he was cycling to work. His family and friends from the local Pakistani community met inThis is where we need your help!

Do you have a website or blog? Then we ask you to be our publisher. Do you know someone who has a blog or website? Email them and ask them to publish our film. Share our online posters and blogs, like us on facebook, tweet about the upcoming release. If you would like to write a review, help translate the film, organise a screening or have any other ideas, get in touch!

Issue 35, March 2013

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  1. Into the Fire – The Forgotten Victims of Austerity in Greece (Reel News, 38:50) Refugees and Migrants in Greece.
  2. Somonte – Land and Freedom (Reel News, 13:50) Trade Unionists occupy a 400 hectar farm in Andalucia to grow food and create jobs.
  3. Palace of Varieties: Vincent Figgins and Vicky (Reel News, 2:42)
  4. Save Lewisham Hospital (Reel News, 14:42) Huge Protest in South London as privatisation of NHS accelerates.
  5. Palace of Varieties: Riverdance (Reel News, 2:16)
  6. 3 Cosas – Sickpay, Holiday, Pensions Now! (Reel News, 23:50) Outsourced workers at the University of London increase the pressure for basic rights.
  7. Palace of Varieties: Don Tempi (Reel News, 2:21)