August 5, 2016

Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee

We return to Greece with stories of people trying to move on with their lives in whatever way they can. We meet a couple who fell in love even though they weren't expecting anything like that to happen, and even though her family didn't approve. We also meet a shopkeeper in a camp who's running what amounts to a cigarette charity. (Part One)

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A couple guys show off a pretty creative invention. (2 minutes)

Act Two

Thank You for Smoking

People don’t have a lot of money in the refugee camps, and our producer Miki Meek went to see what that’s like at a camp that’s been built on the grounds of an abandoned psychiatric hospital. About 1,300 people are living there. They’re Yazidi, a religious minority from Iraq. (9 minutes)