PLANET G(REECE): Watch our short docs!

Our latest educational program, PLANET G(REECE): Documentary workshops for teenagers – Part B, is now complete and you can watch all the short films we made with the help of our students on this exclusive webpage!

Planet G(reece) was a series of workshops with documentary at their core, targeting teenagers between 13 and 19 years old, both Greeks and immigrants, with the intention of encouraging intercultural collaboration and introducing them to a brand new world that could forever change their answer to the agonizing question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The workshops commenced in March 2022 and ended in June 2023. Each program cycle was recorded in order to capture the educational process, as well as the practical exercises and the creativity they unleashed in each and every participant. The end result was a series of short documentaries that distill the essence of each 4-daycourse and offer instruction for anyone wanting to recreate the experience.

The films were presented in a celebratory closing event at Exile Room on December 10, 2023, accompanied by a poster exhibition. All of the documentaries are now available online with English subtitles and are suitable for all ages.  

Click HERE for more information on Planet G(reece) and HERE for more information on the Active citizens fund.


Planet G(reece) #3: Doc & Animation

March 2022

Have you ever thought of combining documentary and animation? Artist and educator Christina Depian and audiovisual arts and digital media educator Ioanna Giakoumatou experimented with stop-motion animation techniques to create an intoxicating mixture of animation and real life. They also introduced participants to talented animation director Yiannis Christoforou, who broke down his latest film “Underground” with them and brought along some of his props.


Planet G(reece) #4: Doc & Activism

May 2022

Can documentary filmmaking help save the planet? In this workshop, we learned what it means to be an activist and how we can use documentary filmmaking to uplift voices and perspectives that advocate for social justice. With the help of filmmaker Stergios Dinopoulos and visual anthropologist Evdokia Noula, participants documented the work that goes into maintaining a self-organized orchard and what it means to provide food for the local community, free of charge.


Planet G(reece) #5: Doc & Sound

November 2022

Have you ever tried watching a horror film with the sound off? If not, this is probably a good time to tell you that it’s not scary at all! In this workshop, led by Christina Pitouli and Yannis Antipas, participants got the unique opportunity to explore the world of sound in cinema and visit Studio19st, where they met professional sound designers at work. They also got to create their own audio landscapes in the downtown Monastiraki neighborhood, inspired by a series of images.


Planet G(reece) #6: Doc & Graphic Design

March 2023

Have you ever considered that a poster is not just an interesting image but a way of communicating with your audience? Creative director Victor Gogas (Bend Design) and graphic design professor Markos Zouridakis (Akto Art & Design) prompted participants to create their own film posters after watching a series of short docs. They then photo mapped the surrounding neighborhood and printed their own zines at Kostopoulos Printing House, while getting to known the age-old process of offset printing.


Planet G(reece) #7: Doc & Journalism

May 2023

What does documentary and journalism have in common? In this workshop, instructors Myrto Symeonidou and Ioanna Papaioannou invited participants to explore all genres of journalistic documentary, study research techniques and the world of current affairs. On their last day, they met with filmmaker and radio producer Aris Chatzistefanou to talk about his adventurous round-the-world professional trajectory!


The project Planet G(reece) [Part B: workshops 3-7] was implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by Exile Room.

The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 - 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

For more information on Active citizens fund.

Planet G(reece) was implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.