A short film taking a deep dive into the psychology of the European refugee crisis.

(Courage!)

The ease with which two distinct topics have come to merge in the public mind has been a dependable source of angst for me over the last several months. Two of the most formative topics in contemporary Europe, no less. One of them is the series of horrendous terror attacks that have been petrifying us for last couple of years, the other being the refugee crisis spilling out of the conflict in Syria and Iraq. One of them is widely considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.

Utterly predictably, the situation has been a goldmine for political extremists. A mine wherein the rest of us happen to be the canaries. In a reality like that, every single percent of fearmongering Europeans fail to resist is estimated to bring more than one terrorist attack’s worth of misery upon them.

Thus, it is with the saddest kind of opportunism that I launch the film project (Courage!). A narrative short, it looks to take a deep dive into the psychology of the refugee crisis with the synopsis:

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A short film taking a deep dive into the psychology of the European refugee crisis.

(Courage!)

The ease with which two distinct topics have come to merge in the public mind has been a dependable source of angst for me over the last several months. Two of the most formative topics in contemporary Europe, no less. One of them is the series of horrendous terror attacks that have been petrifying us for last couple of years, the other being the refugee crisis spilling out of the conflict in Syria and Iraq. One of them is widely considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.

Utterly predictably, the situation has been a goldmine for political extremists. A mine wherein the rest of us happen to be the canaries. In a reality like that, every single percent of fearmongering Europeans fail to resist is estimated to bring more than one terrorist attack’s worth of misery upon them.

Thus, it is with the saddest kind of opportunism that I launch the film project (Courage!). A narrative short, it looks to take a deep dive into the psychology of the refugee crisis with the synopsis:

Read All