Other Story

Other Story is an independant film project. We collect stories and gather voices.

Jan is 19 years old and from Syria. We borrowed a car, to shelter us from the rain, and Jan told us about his love of music, singing, and how he dreams about becoming a citizen.

This is the third short-film in the series of Other Story films, dedicated to all the refugees and immigrants who face uncertainty every day around the world.

We met Elias from Syria, six hours after he had arrived on the Island of Kos together with 25 other refugees, on an inflatable boat.

Some hours later, without having slept, he sat down with us, and shared some of his reflections.

This voice belongs to Ali, whom we met on Kos, Greece, just after he travelled from Bodrum, Turkey, in a leaking boat. While waiting for some documents, we spoke to him about love, dreams and Iraq.


Madeleine Kate McGowan, Partner Performance art and design, visionary, building communities, category-bending, poetry, contemporary music, movements and universes, visual editor and movie maker. Fiction Pimp, lecturer, musician and performance artist. Madeleine Kate is currently working on a series of intimate performances, which will manifest late March 2014. She is head Performance Designer and Art Director on the new performance art and music festival, Henrys Dream and describes her own mission as creating new opportunities and opening up dimensions to life that were always there, but many forgot how to recognize and materialize. She is guest-lecturer at Roskilde University, Performance Design, and has a broad experience in concept development, designing significant events, mostly in urban landscapes. Madeleine Kate is a celebrated movie maker, with an award for best musicvideo 2012 from Copenhagen Pix. She also creates documentation of events, latest from the project “In 100 Years – starting now”, for The Nordic Council of Ministers and various music videos. Co-founder of “Time and Space Died Yesterday”, The Poetic Revolution, Salon:Pissoir (music community), Fiction Pimps, Club de la Faye and House of Futures. Madeleine Kate is MA stud and has a BA in Performance Design and Visual Culture. m: +45 5399 1581 e: madeleinekate@houseoffutures.dk w: www.fictionpimps.com