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Art fundraiser to help local documentarian
Moria fundraiser
A fundraiser to benefit the makers of the documentary film Asylum Seekers: Moria will be held Tuesday in downtown Turlock. - photo by Photo Contributed


The filmmakers behind the documentary film project “Asylum Seekers: Moria” are holding a fundraising art show and sale in Turlock.

The art show is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 11 at Intro at 133 W. Main St.

“Asylum Seekers: Moria” is a documentary film exploring the refugee crisis at the Moria Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Turlock’s Anne Di Grazia is one of the filmmakers.

“Located just four miles off the coast of Turkey, Lesbos thrived on tourism and is now recovering from the inundation of asylum seekers,” the filmmakers said on their Facebook page. “Moria camp was once a transitional camp and now has transformed to an inhumane place where asylum seekers see no way out.”

The fundraiser is being held to finance the remainder of the project.

“We will be featuring artists from all over the world who have donated artwork centered around the refugee crisis,” Di Grazia said in an email. “In the show we will also have still photographs from the Moria refugee camp and bits of the documentary playing. It will be a traveling show taking place for the next three months all over the US.”

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. The ticket includes a glass of wine.

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the art pieces and at the end of the tour each piece will be sold to the highest bidder. All proceeds from the artwork and ticket sales will go to the film.