Chloe divides her time between her own filmmaking/writing practice, political activism and frontline teaching; running critical thinking programmes for at risk and marginalised young people. She is a director and co-founder of Otherfield Film Festival, and her work has been shown in international film festivals, including IDFA, Sheffield Documentary Festival and London Film Festival. Subjects include education, the aid industry, the garment sector and the crisis in capitalism.
Having survived Moria refugee camp, Arash Hampay went to Athens to make soup for homeless people. Then he went to Hamburg and made more soup and an art exhibition. What if this is literature? We sent Chloe Ruthven to Germany to find out.
In this addendum to the 14th piece in the Polity of Literature series the British film-maker Chloe Ruthven recalls her work helping teenage Afghani refugees make and circulate their own zine, Plaza Girls.