On June 8, we show solidarity with our fellow human beings suffering. The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra plays ‘A Concert for the Refugees’ at the Thessaoliniki Concert Hall. The orchestra plays the symphonic works of Mahler and Chausson. The music is accompanied by a selection of photographs and videos of Borders Kill, a project by the Greek photojournalist Nikos Pilos and Paradox. The proceeds of the benefit concert will go to the improvement of te refugee living conditions in Greece.
Borders Kill is about the masses of migrants and refugees risking their lives, desperately trying to get into Greece and out again, further into Europe. The footage is shot throughout the year, displaying the situation on the island of Kos and at the Idomeni border. Pilos jumps from capturing the masses of people to individual stories. At the concert, a projection tells the story of Ali Jeyedad, who undertook two journeys to seek refuge in Europe and bring his family to safety. You can find more info on Borders Kill here.
The concert is realized with the support of the Goethe Institute, Athens.