2017 Digital Storytelling Contest, Short Form, 2nd prize


Macedonia constructed a barbed wire fence border in November 2015, to deter people from entering the country illegally via Greece. Under the current regulation, only the immigrants from Syria and Iraq are allowed to cross into the Balkan country.

This documentary shows Macedonia erecting the fence over three months, and how the border closure has stranded thousands of migrants and refugees in Greece, provoking high tension and clashes.

Production team

    Producer, Journalist, Videographer and Director: Nikos Pilos
    Second Unit Camera: Arsinoi Pilou
    Script: Natasha Blatsiou
    Video Editor: Pantelis Liakopoulos
    Music Sound Designer: Orestis Kamperidis