Jafar, a film shot by Nancy Spetsioti, a filmmaker from the central Greek city of Larisa, has gone viral on the internet. The film, about a racist Greek family and their interaction with a dark-skinned man in a hospital waiting room, offers viewers a surprise ending that has propelled the film internationally.
Viewed by almost 2 million people on the filmmaker’s YouTube channel, the film has been picked up by major blogs and websites that wanted to share the film’s powerful message.
Racism and the estrangement and marginalization of immigrants is increasing in Greece with the influx of the arrival of illegal immigrants. This is how one Greek filmmaker decided to share her own personal views of the crisis.