“‘Your home will be the one where you would put your head to sleep and for a pillow one dreamgrove.”
These words were pronounced by a prostitute, hosting a scared 12 years old kid. He was one of thousands of Greek survivors from the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922. To reach Lebanon, he walked barefoot from Smyrna in Turkey, for days, before losing the rest of his family on the road and seek refuge for 4 nights in a brothel in the port area of Beirut.For the rest of his life, this sentence and that city became his haven. That kid was my grandfather.”
Georges Salameh is a Sicily based Greek-Lebanese visual storyteller. After film studies in Paris, he moved to Athens. He now lives and works in Palermo.