24th TDF – Long live my happy end

“Hi, my name is Gordon, I am 39 years old and…and…I have a brain tumor.”  In storytelling this is called narrative hook, a “literary technique in the opening of a story that hooks the reader’s attention”. In fact, this is the way the documentary “long lived my happy end”, screened at the 24th edition of […]

Solidarity Stories | Special Episode: We Are All Involved

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Solidarity Stories | Special Episode: We Are All Involved
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On 24th of February, history, with its merciless violence, opened the door to war in Europe. I cannot pretend not to see what is happening. I cannot pretend not to hear. But I’m afraid to take a stand because I’m afraid not to understand the reality. I’m afraid to take a stand from my privileged […]

„One hour of pure adrenaline.“

“One hour of pure adrenaline.”This is how Anastasiia describes her first time on air for a radio broadcast. Let’s take a step back: On Saturday 12th of February, Julien, Michelle, Anastasiia, Stephan and Roberto – all of them are volunteering for Balkan Hotspot – left for Serres. The reason? Well, every year, on 13th of […]

Solidarity Stories | Ep 2 Daily Fear Of Missing Out

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Solidarity Stories | Ep 2 Daily Fear Of Missing Out
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I will share a little secret with you: you can volunteer abroad, get out of your comfort zone, learn a new language and live a unique experience…without any cost!How? With the European Solidarity Corps! Join Roberto Gentile’s journey and you will discover what makes this volunteer opportunity different through the fears and joys that arise […]

Solidarity Stories | Ep 1 You Are Not Alone

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Solidarity Stories | Ep 1 You Are Not Alone
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I will share a little secret with you: you can volunteer abroad, get out of your comfort zone, learn a new language and live a unique experience…without any cost!How? With the European Solidarity Corps! Join Roberto Gentile’s journey and you will discover what makes this volunteer opportunity different through the fears and joys that arise […]

Solidarity Stories | Ep 0 | To Leave Or Not To Leave?

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Solidarity Stories | Ep 0 | To Leave Or Not To Leave?
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I will share a little secret with you: you can volunteer abroad, get out of your comfort zone, learn a new language and live a unique experience…without any cost!How? With the European Solidarity Corps! Join Roberto Gentile’s journey and you will discover what makes this volunteer opportunity different through the fears and joys that arise […]

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MEMORIES LEAD TO MEMORIES

Has it ever happened to you to watch a movie and feel yourself changed? This is the phrase that embodies the essence of the film “Man in the Attic” made by the Director and screenwriter Costantino Venetopoulos, screened at the 62nd edition of the Thessaloniki film festival.  This film is about an aspiring writer, Sebastian, who suffers from psychomatic problems that prevent him from writing. From this disorder, the protagonist will start his personal journey and with the help of a therapist will try to relive childhood memories and find what holds him back and creates fear.  Some films, through an intelligent work of writing, have the power to put the viewer in the role of the protagonist of the film. This movie does exactly that: through the memories, the childhood, the personal failures and the sense of frustration of […]