Craft Theatre is proud to present:

Dog Years

​A documentary about solidarity in
the refugee crisis...

...a first hand account into the European refugee crisis
told by the volunteers, first responders,
refugees, NGOs, and locals who couldn’t ignore the
crisis. With debate from top academics, experts,
and politicians clear the air, to finally separate the
facts from the ‘alternative facts’.

 

 

Heart-warming, inspiring, thought provoking and sometimes intense, Dog Years is made for the people that were there, on or around, the front lines of the European refugee crisis. The people that faced it, experienced it, cried over it, cared about it, researched it. It’s for the person who may have been a refugee before, for the person whose parents were refugees, and for the person who is a refugee now.

It’s for the people that have questions, have compassion, and want to hear answers. It’s for the hordes of volunteers answered the call creating one of the largest expressions of solidarity in all of history.  For people left with emotional scars, whose lives changed drastically. For everyone, who has helped a person, or wants to help people. For the revolutionary, for society, for solidarity.

Dog Years will show you the truth and effect the crisis has on real people, tell you the stories, help you feel the human connection and the authenticity in people who experience these events.

Rare footage, and interviews with the people there first, juxtaposed with expert analysis and debate from UK Politicians, Harvard professors, Cambridge professors, UNHCR /MSF coordinators, and Noam Chomsky; help reveal the facts about the refugee situation.

“Every-day is like Dog Years, you experience the full range of human emotion, sometimes in a single hour..”

 

Their powerful new film, Dog Years, is a participatory-documentary of sorts, one that provides a much-needed perspective from the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Europe.  The film follows the group’s immersion into a network of local and international grassroots refugee-rights’ activists on the isle of Lesvos, near the border separating Turkey from Greece…

They are brave enough to turn the gaze of the camera upon themselves, to reveal for us their thoughts and emotions, their often raw responses to the traumatic events they have come to witness up-close.  We as spectators get to watch up-close as these young artists struggle to grasp the full significance of what they’ve witnessed, and as they begin to pose very hard questions about what is to be done.  In other words, we as spectators find ourselves on the frontlines of their struggle to transcend the confines of their own European and American consciousness and consciences.

Dr Thomas Jeffery Miley