Just over our north-east sea horizon, the people of Skala Sikamineas on Lesvos have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their humanitarian aid to refugees. This short film interviews some of the people in this tiny, 153-strong community who went out of their way to help some of the 300,000 people who arrived on the island’s beaches last year. It was shot by the Syrian Sundance Festival honoree Talal Derki on behalf of the international aid charity Mercy Corps. Today’s Grauniad also has photographs of some of the villagers, taken by the Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Daniel Ettinger. Both are an extraordinary record of filoxenia, that remarkable Greek kindness to strangers.
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