Ano Poli: History in The City

Here we are, talking about our city: Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki has been home for many civilizations and cultures. Ano Poli is the most important area of Thessaloniki hosting these challenges. It is also the area where the history of Thessaloniki began. Ano Poli, which is a harmonious combination of historical buildings from the Byzantine and Ottoman […]

Women no longer stand in silence

As a part of a global movement, a feminist group created a demonstration here in Thessaloniki. It took place on the 22nd of December. The movement started in Chile as a protest towards the government and police for not taking action for victims of sexual assault. The collective that goes by the name Las Tesis […]

60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: From “The Nest” to “A Voluntary Year”

Everyone who reads this blog, can easily relate to the assumption on which Ulrich Köhler’s and Henner Winckler’s movie A voluntary year is based. We are all familiar to leave everything behind and seize one of our possible futures. And the movie is exactly about that. The main character Jette is a twenty-something German girl […]

60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: Papicha

1997, the Algerian Civil War, the social climate becomes more conservative, new bans are set by the radicals. They want to make women to cover up, literally from head to toe. Women are forbidden from going to work and from being educated at university. If not, fundamentalists are ready to show up and violently convince […]

60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: My Experience as a Volunteer

For 60 years, Thessaloniki has been hosting an event that welcomes the world of cinema. It ranges from directors to actors and distributors, with its eyes always set on the public. But if there’s one thing that makes this festival even greater, it’s the work of its volunteers. This is my experience from the inside […]

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 […]