To shed light on the pressing issue of overcrowding and inhumane living conditions in Greek refugee camps, “Third Person” takes an unflinching look at the realities faced by those seeking asylum. In this documentary, viewers will witness the living conditions of refugees living in abysmal conditions on the island of Samos. Despite the closure of the Balkan route, the number of refugees in Greece continues to rise, leading to a hopeless situation for many.
With heart-wrenching footage of sick and traumatized refugees, along with rising rates of suicide in the camps, this documentary makes a plea for urgent action. Aid organizations and the UNHCR agree: asylum applications must be reviewed more quickly, and unaccompanied minors must be brought to the mainland and reunited with their families as soon as possible. But even with these measures in place, hope remains elusive. Only private organizations can offer some respite for those stuck within the system, as many undocumented minors find themselves begging or even resorting to prostitution in order to survive. “Third Person” is an urgent and thought-provoking reminder of why this issue should concern us all.