Planet G(reece) #3: Doc & Journalism

The workshop is implemented under the Active citizens fund.

Have you ever bought a print newspaper? What is the role of a journalist in digital media and how do they discover and share the latest news with the rest of the world? In this workshop, we’ll be transformed into real-life reporters and we’ll go after a public person. We’ll learn everything we can about him or her and we’ll try our best to get ourselves a meeting. We’ll learn how to conduct research and we’ll write a list of all the questions we always wanted a politician to answer, but nobody had ever dared ask! Armed with courage and video cameras, we’ll shoot our first interview and make our own journalistic documentary. Who’d have thought politics would suddenly seem so exciting?

The workshop mentor, a well-known journalist whose name will be revealed soon, will take participants on a trip to a daily newspaper and will share his/her insights on one of the most important jobs in the news sector. What is the most challenging article they have ever written? How did the readers react? What’s it like to always work under pressure? What happens if you don’t hand in your work in time? Where do you get the latest news?

Participating in the workshop does not require any prior film experience. All equipment – except for your cellphone – will be provided by Exile Room. The short film you will shoot with the instructor will be edited and shared within a month after the workshop is over.

The journalist who will act as mentor will be revealed soon. The workshop will be taught in Greek and English. An interpreter will be available for additional languages.