I forgot to tell you that we had a visitor from biosagenda.nl on monday. After a very nice chat with Aldo, he went to film the crew and he was very lucky to be present for the shooting of a very exciting scene. I will keep you posted the minute we appear on their site.
This morning the birds were still sleeping when the crew of Dance Iranian Style drove to the heart of the night looking for Roya who was disappeared in a park. After a while they found her somewhere in the park, sleeping on a stone and cold bench.
What would you do when you have no place to go, no bed to sleep on, no money to pay for a cup of thee and nobody to talk to? How would you survive?
This is the story of thousands of rejected refugees, this is the story of Roya. Don't pity her, understand her. Don't feel sorry for her, acknowledge her. Listen to her, give her a face, fight for her. Spread her story. Spread the story of those who flee their horrible situation and look for a shelter in this country. Don't say: It is not my problem, send them back to where they are come from. Don't say they are fortune seekers. And if so, what is wrong with seeking the fortune? (in their case happiness seekers) . Everybody does that, why can't they?
'Dance, Iranian Style' will not promote illegality, will not accuse anybody, but does want to give a face to these invisible inhabitants of the Netherlands.