Screenings of the Pirate Cinema [Berlin] program in Athens begin with an installation in the Community Center for Refugees KHORA, that will be broadcasting continuously from the 14th to the 19th of November 2016.
KHORA is a humanitarian co-operative foundation based in Athens, Greece. They are a group of experienced volunteers who have been working for other organisations around Europe focusing on the provision of services for refugees. They are responding to this humanitarian crisis that is affecting those forced from their homes by war, poverty and climate change.
The center was created by a collective of individuals who met on Lesvos while working with Skipchen and Better Days For Moria and decided to bring their skills together. As individuals we have been on the ground in Calais, Serbia, Lesvos and Athens since the refugee crisis escalated in 2015.
KHORA is a multifaceted word with many meanings. The meaning we take from it is a ‘a radical otherness that “gives place” for being’. The current EU border system creates the illusion of the ‘other’. It divides humans into categories of those who have freedom of movement and those who do not, those who have valuable lives and those who do not, those who have the right to make choices and those who do not. KHORA stand in opposition to this system and want to create a space in which all people can come together, where everyone is ‘other’ in standing against this mode of oppression and thus equal.