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 […]

bird observatory renovation

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 […]

horticulture

A Green Human Chain

People’s interaction with a green environment could be a real help in managing a mental illness.   An increasing amount of research attests to the unique values of horticulture as a therapeutic modality for people with physical, mental, emotional and social disabilities as well as addictions.  In the case of Thessaloniki Psychiatric Hospital in Stavroupoli, this […]

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