Greece: Days of Change
In times of recession, here is a portrait of three Greeks trying to take their destiny in their own hands.
Could this crisis be our chance to re-invent ourselves and our society?
We follow Glorgos,who became homeless, finding the strength to overcome his difficulties and put his life back together.
Then, Grigoris’ family as it seeks a better quality of life leaving the city.
Finally, meet the activist volunteer group behind the “potato movement” (our protagonist llias) as their activities impact the society as a whole by challenging the commercialfoods supply chain and practicing solidarity and direct democracy.
As the economic crisis lingers and deepens, Greece is not far away and we may see the necessity for initiatives like in Greece in many other countries in the not so far future.
Our protagonists are here to give us courage and strength.
Broadcasted by: ORF 3 (Austria), Ireland (RTE), Norway (NRK), Greece (SKAI), Spain (Catalan TV)
- Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival 2014 (Greece)
- Millennium International Documentary Festival 2015 (Belgium), nominated for the “Workers of the world” award
- Docs Barcelona 2015 (Spain), nominated for the “New Talent” award
- One World Festival 2016 (Czech Republic)
- Selected by EDN for the “Moving Docs” distribution, reaching audience in cinema screenings across Europe.
- Spain: 60 cinema venues all over Spain during January 2016, by “Documental del mez”, Parallel 40.
- Italy: Rome, Bologna, Sardegna by DocIT, future screenings in Matera and Potenza by One Vibe Films.
- Greece: Athens by CineDoc
Organized in Athens by CineDoc with the participation of the Pieria Volunteer Action Group:
on the 22nd of October 2014 @ 20.00 at the French Institute (Sina str.31, Metro: Panepistimio)
on the 26th of October 2014 @ 16.00 at Cinema Danaos (Kiffissias Ave. 109, Metro: Panormou)
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Elena Zervopoulou and protagonists.
Premiere in Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival 2014 (Greece).
16 March 2014 17:15 pm @Tonia Marketaki venue
19 March 2014 13:00 pm @Tonia Marketaki venue
More Info about the screening : http://tdf.filmfestival.gr/default.aspx?lang=el-GR&page=1188&date=16/3/2014&movie=1362
Directed and produced by Elena Zervopoulou
Cinematography Elias Adamis – Elena Zervopoulou
Edit – Sound Desgin Kenan Akkawi
Production One Vibe Films
Translation – Subtitling Maria Polychronopoulou
Color Correction Vagelis Metaxas Graal S.A
Dialogue Editing Valia Tserou – Final Mix Studio Echo
Graphics Costas Polatoglou
Coming from a background of ethnopsychologist (Masters in Clinical Cross-Cultural Psychology from the University of Paris 5), she has worked in Paris with immigrant families and as a consultant at UNESCO, with street children in Madagascar.
With a Masters in Anthropological and Documentary filmmaking (trained by Jean Rouch’s crew in the Nanterre University of Paris), her academy film is projected in 2004 at the «The International Ethnographical Film Festival», in Paris.
Since 2006, she has produced, directed, filmed and edited creative documentaries and has made videos for International NGOs (shot in S.E Asia, Europe and Africa).
She runs PV workshops with unprivileged youth to enhance social activism at the grass-roots level, as well as develops and creates cross-media, educational ineractive projects.
She speaks fluently English, French, Greek, Italian and has a good level in Spanish, Indonesian and Malay.
Most important filmography:
“FLOWERS AND KNIVES” 55’ (2012): Torn between two worlds, Yansen’s journey unfolds between Flores (Indonesia) and Rome (Italy), will he choose religion or will he choose a wife?
“SEA GYPSIES” 5,’ (2012) today’s nomadic seafaring people of SE Asia challenged by a globalizing world.
Joined the “Why Poverty?” series. And was covered by 69 broadcasters reaching over 200 countries worldwide
“ANTI-BULLISM CAMPAIGN” (2013): cross-media, interactive educational project for young europeans, commisioned by the EU in collaboration with the “Smile of the Child” and used in schools across 7 EU countries.
“Greece: Days of Change” 78’, 52’ (2014): In times of recession, here is a portrait of three Greeks trying to take their destiny in their own hands. Could this crisis be our chance to reinvent ourselves and our society?