Leaving Greece

In 2008, Afghan teenagers Hossein, Reza and Kaka flee their homeland for Europe, hoping to find freedom and peace. They happen to arrive in Greece, but Greece is at the dawn of the economic crisis and soon it becomes clear that they cannot stay. However, they cannot leave either, since Greece’s frontiers are some of the best monitored in the continent. Yet the three friends keep trying to leave Greece in order to reach another European country and to pass through a legal asylum procedure. This is an undertaking that puts at risk not only their friendship, but also their lives. A film about friendship – and the contradictory European refugee policy.

Anna Brass

Anna Brass was born in 1981 and studied Languages, Economics, and Cultural Studies in Germany and France. She has been a student of the documentary department of the University of Television and Film Munich since 2007. Since 2009 she has been working as a director and cinematographer, amongst others for the European Patent Office, the Bavarian State Ballet and German Television.