“In The Eyes Of Children” is inspired on our visit to Ritsona Refugee Camp, Greece during the summer of 2016.
Over the past few years, many documentaries have been made about the refugee crisis and the refugees in Greece. We had a desire to make a documentary that told the story from a new perspective. We feel that although it’s too overwhelming to consider our lives as refugees, perhaps we could relate to how it feels to help someone in need and how that experience enriches our lives.
Made on a shoestring budget, our documentary focuses on the life and work of a middle aged Greek photographer who found his own identity by becoming an integral part of the refugees lives in the camp near his home by initiating a Tuesday movie night for the children.
Vassilis Nikas, a Greek photographer who has made it his priority to replace despair with hope and smiles by being true to not only his own core beliefs but all of ours.