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Mighty Afrin: In the Time of Floods

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A meditative, hybrid documentary centered on the resilient Afrin, a nomadic orphan living on rapidly eroding mud islands in the Brahmaputra River, who decides to embark on a quest to find her father. Director Angelos Rallis spent five years living with Afrin, collaborating with her on the film, abandoning the assumptions of objectivity for an unscripted, semi-fictionalized story, as she makes the onerous journey to Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka. Its ingenious style and structure allows for an immersive, empowering epic one moment, and a sobering vision of the effects of climate change and poverty across the landscape of Bangladesh the next. From the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River to the harsh city streets of Dhaka, this stunning hybrid-documentary captures the catastrophic effects of climate change upon the country’s people and landscape. The tale of twelve-year-old orphan Afrin and her personal odyssey becomes an allegory for the plight of millions of climate refugees across Bangladesh. A profound blend between intimate, verité documentary and the power of epic mythmaking.


WFF Award for Best Environmental Film, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

September 29 & 30: Q&A with director Angelos Rallis & crew

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In Bengali with English subtitles

92 min
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Saturday September 30

6:00 pm
Guests/Q&As Hearing Assistance Subtitles
International Village 8
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Executive Producer

David Piperni, Daniel Cantagallos, Hafiz Uddin Munna, Giorgos Rallis


Maria del Mar Rodriguez, Angelos Rallis


Angelos Rallis


Angelos Rallis


Nadia Ben Rachid, Angelos Rallis

Original Music

Alexis Rault


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Angelos Rallis

Angelos Rallis started his career in TV and theatre in Greece before moving to Sweden and the UK to complete his graduate and post-graduate studies in Film, Anthropology and Photography. In 2006 he became an elected member of the International Federation of Journalists (UK). His early work in video and photography has been published in international newspapers such as Ethnos and The Guardian and has been used by press agencies and NGOs around the world. Angelos has also worked as a director for the Greek National Television (ERT).


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