FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
Lucas Paleocrassas - Citizen Xenos
34 Tsakalof Str., Kolonaki 106 73
New York University hosts Greek visual artist, cinematographer, and film director, Lucas Paleocrassas, will introduce his film Citizen Xenos, an intimate look into the lives and perspectives of individuals experiencing displacement and relocation amidst the European migration crisis. The film tells the story of strangers who arrive at the shores of Lesvos in Greece, and of the people who receive them. It also documents the struggles these strangers experience as they face an unknown future as citizens.
Lucas Paleocrassas holds a BA in Communications from the American College of Greece. He was a fellow in the Libra Group’s Scholarship Program, thanks to which he pursued post-graduate work in Los Angeles for the production company Principal Media. Since 2011, he has been using documentary films to explore issues of social integration during the Greek economic crisis and, in 2015, he became actively involved in the European migration crisis, documenting the stories of volunteers and refugees arriving in Greece, in his debut feature documentary Citizen Xenos. The film premiered in the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and was nominated for the 2018 International Amnesty Award. It also has been screened in many countries around the world in international film festivals, educational settings, and national broadcasts.
Q & A with the director will follow
Open to the community