GREECE / SYRIAN REFUGEE MUSICIAN

21-Aug-2017 00:01:23
There are more than 60,000 refugees and migrants – most from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – living in refugee sites and other facilities across Greece. Some have been here for over a year. While they wait for their asylum applications to be reviewed, many are trying to build fuller lives in Greece. UNHCR
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STORY: GREECE / SYRIAN REFUGEE MUSICIAN
TRT: 1:23
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 3 – 13 MARCH 2017, SKARAMAGAS REFUGEE SITE, ATHENS, GREECE
SHOTLIST
1 Wide shot, Skaramagas refugee site
2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“I lived my whole life as a musician in Syria.”
3. Tilt up, Mohamed Arnaout and refugee friend singing and playing music
4. Med shot, refugee boy looking from behind the window of his container
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“When the war started our lives changed.”
6. Wide shot, Mohamed Arnaout and refugee friend singing and playing music
7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“When the war started the music stopped.”
8. Close up, Mohamed Arnaout’s hands playing the tambour
9. Wide shot, refugee man walking in Skaramagas refugee site
10. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“Our musical spirit was the first thing that came back to life again.”
11. Med shot, Mohamed Arnaout and refugee friend walking and singing in refugee camp 12. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“Many people here bought ouds, boys and girls and they are learning how to play.”
13. Wide shot, Mohamed Arnaout greeting students
14. Wide shot, students in classroom during music lesson
15. Close up, refugee friend playing the oud as refugee student watches
16. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“We give them lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.”
17. Close up, musical notes on drawing board
18. Med shot, Mohamed Arnaout and refugee friend teaching students in classroom
19. Med shot, refugee girl’s face during music lesson
20. Wide shot, Mohamed Arnaout playing the guitar in classroom and teaching students
21. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“We want to sing, dance and have concerts like we used to do. We hope that we will be happy again.”
23. Wide shot, refugees with musical instruments walking in Skaramagas camp
STORYLINE
“Our musical spirit was the first thing that came back to life again”, says Mohamed, a Syrian refugee helping other Syrians find their rhythm back into a normal life in Skaramagas refugee site in Athens, Greece.
There are more than 60,000 refugees and migrants – most from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – living in refugee sites and other facilities across Greece. Some have been here for over a year.

While they wait for their asylum applications to be reviewed, many are trying to build fuller lives in Greece.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Arnaout, Syrian asylum seeker:
“I lived my whole life in Syria as a musician.”

“When the war started our lives changed.”

“When the war started the music stopped.”

“Our musical spirit was the first thing that came back to life again.”

“Many people here bought ouds, boys and girls and they are learning how to play.”

“We give them lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.”

“We hope this war will end and that we will return to Syria.”

“We want to sing, dance and have concerts like we used to do.”

“We hope that we will be happy again.”
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