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Family – The Heart of Greek Society

Η οικογένεια είναι το πρώτο ουσιαστικό κύτταρο της ανθρώπινης κοινωνία: This Greek saying translates to: The family is the first essential cell of human society. And it might seem quite drastic and exaggerated, but family is the most crucial establishment in Greek society. And therefore, this saying is like a guideline. Of course, families have […]

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17th of November: a Date that Put an End to the Darkest Years in Greece

On the 17th of November, Greece celebrates the anniversary of the uprising of the students of the Polytechnic Faculty in Athens, which occurred in 1973. It was a massive student demonstration against the Greek military junta that ruled the country from the 21st of April 1967 to the 23rd of July 1974. This event was […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Valentina Maurel

For our last interview from the festival, we met director @valentina_maurel, who came in Thessaloniki to present her beautiful movie “I Have Electric Dreams”. Our volunteer @giovannistanislao talked with her about childhood and adulthood, about the way to become an adult and, of course, her movie and the main character, Eva. Take a look! Interview: Giovanni StanislaoSound: Carolin […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Simon Rieth

We met Simon Reith, director of Summers Scars, presented during the 63th Thessaloniki Film Festival. They talked about his movie but also about the difference between a short and a long feature film, about fantasy and genre movies. Take a look! All out interviews from this year festival: Aida Begić- A BalladEmin Alper- Burning DaysValentina […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Aida Begić

In today’s interview, our volunteer Giovanni Stanislao talked with “A Ballad” director Aida Begić. They discussed about female represantation, bosnian cinema, comedy and a new approach on arthouse cinema to reach a larger audience. Take a look! The movie was presented during the 63th Thessaloniki Film Festival. Audio: Yusuf Taskiran All out interviews from this […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Emin Alper

For Tiff Encounters, our volunteer Giovanni Stanislao had a conversation with turkish director Emin Alper. They talked about his movie, Burning Days, presented in this year Thessaloniki Film Festival, but also about influences, turkish cinema, rising populism and arthouse films. Sound: Yusuf TaskiranTake a look! All our interviews from this year festival: Aida Begić- A […]

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“Do you want to go out for a coffee?”

Chances are high that when you meet new people in Greece, they will ask you this exact question, and grabbing a coffee will be the first thing you do together. Before coming to Greece, I had many preconceptions regarding the country’s culture. Like ancient Greek architecture, cats on the street, traditional Greek cuisine or mythology, […]

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A New Guise for the Axios Delta National Park: Bird Observatory Renovation

On Saturday, 10th September, our volunteer went to Kalochori to renovate the Axios Delta National Park bird observatory. This big protected area covers more than 380 square kilometres between the deltas of the rivers Axios and Aliakmon (or Haliacmon).This area forms one of the most significant ecosystems in Greece. Almost 300 bird species make their […]

Bilingualism

Bilingualism: How Languages Make a Fit Brain

Human language is a miraculous gift of nature, opening the window to the world of ideas. But, besides that, it is also a powerful tool to train our brains. If you are reading this, that means that you understand English. Yet, English might not be your mother tongue, meaning that you belong to the bilingual […]

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