I want to start by explaining the reason i chose this title.
I named this article thus, out of conceit, proclaiming from the get-go that it is 1.5 times better than the movie America America and because the content of this article bears many similarities with the theme of that movie: A young Greek tries to make it to America and to the promises it holds for him. If you are not familiar with it, by all means check it out whenever possible.
My story is similar to the extent that i am trying to make something of myself in America and i did come from Greece. I fear that the similarities end there but it makes little difference. The purpose of this article if indeed it has one, is to talk about that rudimentary truth that connects all the people that strive to make a new beginning in a foreign land.
We want to live.
So we leave.
One could argue that a film cannot possibly be compared with an article or a written text of any kind. They are two completely different forms of... art. And he/she would be right. Furthermore even if that was possible, the said film is considered a staple in movie-history, so how can it be then that some unknown author manages to write something even half as good? All these are legit objections and i am the first to admit it. Still i am not inclined to reconsider my claim. First because it is a funny claim and secondly because i don't give a fuck.