Synopsis: A film documenting the four-week journey of 15 international theatre artists, a psychiatrist, a NYC schoolteacher, a translator and a documentary crew, as they aspire to create an Arabic language version of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at the Ritsona Refugee Camp, north of Athens, while giving basic educational assistance, ran wellness classes and provide translation for the multitude of displaced residents suffering from trauma- and stressor-related disorders.
A London based anthropologist and filmmaker, she has a BA and a MA in Film and Theatre Studies, as well as a MA in Ethnographic Studies and a PhD in Visual Anthropology. She is currently teaching Anthropology of Art, Gender Theory and Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Claudia has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mexico, researching the impact of globalization processes on the indigenous population, as well as the role of theatre as an empowering tool for disadvantaged communities. She has produced several art and ethnographic documentaries across different countries, including Mexico, France, Hungary, India, Germany, UK, Greece and Costa Rica.