Our reviews of 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

— A voluntary year (2019) by Ulrich Kölher/Henner Winckler – Round Midnight Author: Francesco Cirica Urs wants his daughter to take a Voluntary year in Costa Rica, but she doesn’t think the same. Kölher and Winckler mix slice of life with a little surrealistic touch to address from an unexpected point of view a story […]

Walk For Freedom: anti-human trafficking walk

Slavery still exists. Human trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion annually. Every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave. 98% of traffickers are never convicted. Over 27 million people are trapped in slavery. Those slogans are not only numbers, they are facts. Walk For Freedom raises global awareness of humans who are trapped in slavery in […]

Lesbos: when hell takes away children’s hope

There is a disease called resignation syndrome that has been first diagnosed in Sweden in the 1990s, it is essentially a dissociative syndrome that induces a catatonic state that affects refugee children who enter a state of coma after having lost hope as a result of traumatic events. This usually happens to young refugees who […]

7 shocking historical facts

Those historical facts will let you speechless! Let’s check your history knowledge. The popular name “Jessica” was created by playwright William Shakespeare “Jessica”, as it’s currently spelled, was first found in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in 1598 where Jessica is the name of Shylock’s daughter. The name is an anglicization of the biblical […]

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.