An award-winning Syrian director pays tribute in a new short film to the villagers on the Greek island of Lesbos, who have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for rescuing drowning migrants. Rough Cut – no reporter narration
Syrian pays documentary tribute to Lesbos islanders
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A short documentary by a Syrian filmmaker pays tribute to Greek islanders living in a fishing village on Lesbos who have helped rescue refugees and migrants making perilous journeys across the Aegean Sea. “Ode to Lesvos” (Lesbos) tells the simple yet inspirational stories of the people of Skala Sykamnias, who dropped everything to help men, women and children fleeing conflict and poverty and arriving on their shores last year with nothing. The film, part of whisky maker Johnnie Walker’s Storyline initiative, was directed by Talal Derki, whose 2013 “Return to Homs” film was honored at the Sundance Film Festival.The film’s release comes as world leaders gather at the United Nations, with Syria and the refugee crisis in the spotlight.