Planet G(reece) #4: Doc & Activism

The workshop is implemented under the Active citizens fund.

Can documentary filmmaking help save the planet? How can we fight to stop climate change through image and media? In this workshop, we will learn what it means to be an activist and how we can use documentary filmmaking to uplift voices and perspectives that advocate for social justice. We’ll look in every corner of the city for revolutionary, eco-friendly approaches to tackling climate change and find people who have dedicated their lives to protecting the environment.

Over the course of 4 workshops, we will learn the basics of using a camera, watch documentary clips that focus on activism, and make a short film about an initiative or organization in Athens that is working towards climate justice. If you are interested in learning how to make videos, want to know what it takes to be a documentary filmmaker or a professional activist and are passionate about social issues, come join us!

Participating in the workshop does not requite any prior film experience. All equipment – except for your cellphone – will be provided by Exile Room. The short film you will shoot will be edited and shared within a month after the workshop is over. The instructors will teach in Greek. An interpreter will be available for additional languages.

Admission is free of charge.

To participate in the workshop, please fill out the form HERE.

Contact: e-mail, tel: 210 3223395 (office hours: 12-5pm)

Submissions for Planet G(reece): Part Β [workshops 3-7] have opened, and will remain open for the duration of the programme. Interested parties can only participate in one of the workshops.

To participate in the workshops students up to 17 years old must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate or
– a negative test done within the last 24hrs

Participants 18 years old or over must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate

Wearing a mask is required throughout the duration of the workshop.

Stergios Dinopoulos is a graduate of Harvard University’s Visual Studies – Film & Video Production department. He is a director, cinematographer and photographer who makes fiction films, dance videos, video installations and documentaries. He has taught photography and storytelling to young adults, including photography seminars for teenage refugees for “The Unmentionables” project, as well as art workshops for young children at PIKPA in Lesvos. He is interested in collective practices, environmental issues and the politics of our virtual and physical commons.

Evdokia Noula is an anthropologist (MA, University of Manchester) with a background in International Studies (BA, University of Piraeus). She is currently pursuing a post-master course in Collective Practices – Symbiotic Organizations in the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Her domains of interest include environmental politics, radicalism at sea and temporality. Her practice lies between gatherings, writing, photography and video.