Oradea, the precious pearl of Romania

Oradea is the capital city of the Bihor County and the Crisana region and one of the most important economic, social and cultural centers in the western part of Romania. It is located in the north-west of the country, nestled between hills on the Crisana plain, on the banks of the Crisul Repede River, that divides the city into almost equal […]

The Real Thing, an immersion in China’s copycat cities

Since a few years, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival provides a “Virtual Reality” (VR) space. In this edition, eight documentaries were accessible to the public. One of them – The Real Thing (Archi-Vrai) – questioned the concept of fakeness and imitation, through the depiction of Chinese reproductions of European cities.

In Touch – Between Black Mirror and real life

Between popular Netflix series Black Mirror and real life, director Paweł Ziemilski takes us to a universe in which people connect to each other only through Skype and video conferencing. The documentary is called ‘In Touch’, and had its first screening in Greece at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, where it was awarded with the ‘Human […]

“I am a musician, not a bat in the political arena.” – Ukraine in Eurovision

On 23 February, the Ukrainian Eurovision National Selection Vidbir took place. In the end, the singer MARUV won the competition with 11 points: 5 from the jury and the maximum of 6 from televoting. And look, all was perfect. Awesome song, amazing performance but… the Ukrainian government put a stop to this. The Eurovision song contest: it’s a contest for music, not for politics.