In the small Athens neighborhood Amerika Square, Nakos is a racist, unemployed Greek nationalist, who spends his days railing against the influx of refugee migrants around him. His childhood friend, Billy, is a tattoo artist who has fallen in love with Tereza, an African singer trying to escape to France. Meanwhile, Tarek, a Syrian doctor fleeing the war in Aleppo, desperately seeks a way out of Greece with his nine-year-old daughter. Their stories collide when Nakos takes malicious steps to rid Amerika Square of all foreigners.
The Hollywood Reporter called AMERIKA SQUARE “one of the best European films to date on the subject of immigration in all its painful implications…directed with clarity and compassion...." following its premiere at the Busan International Film Festival.
DIRECTED BY YANNIS SAKARIDIS
GREECE | 2016 | GREEK, ENGLISH, ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES