For 15 years, a photojournalist has been witnessing the dark trails migrants follow in their attempt to cross into Europe.
Wiped from time and existence.
People in a state of constant movement and precariousness, in unfamiliar and inhospitable places.
“The conditions at the European border are the reason why I chose to make the documentary, “the Other Half”. I wanted to bring to the surface stories that we only know in fragments, stories of people lost anonymously, all of who together ultimately narrate the politics around migration nowadays.”Giorgos Moutafis, Photoreporter, Filmmaker
Recurring motifs of death, dismay, exhaustion, displacement and repatriation run deep in Giorgos Moutafis’ work.
The camera takes us into inaccessible corners, captures stories of people pushed to their human limits and reveals how “The Other Half” live.
The documentary was screened at Danaos Cinema on December 3 & 4.
24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 2022)
- Special Jury Prize at the Youth Jury Awards category
International Documentary Film Festival of Castellorizo (August 2022)
- Best Greek Documentary award 2022
International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra (August 2022)
- 1st Award Greek Feature-length Documentary Film 2022
- Best Cinematography Award 2022
Chania Film Festival (October 2022)
- #ThisisEU European Values Award
10th Aegean Docs (October 2022)
- Honorary Distinction
San Francisco Greek Film Festival (April 2023)
- Best Documentary Award
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (June 2023)
- Orpheus Award “Best Documentary Award”
Iris Awards of the Hellenic Film Academy (June 2023)
- Nominated in the category “Best Documentary”