The Wake Up Call | trailer

“The Wake Up Call” is a short documentary on the political street art that has emerged in Athens during the course of the economic crisis.

The documentary follows four street artists in their attempt to leave an imprint on the urban landscape of Athens. Politics, satire and colours are merged together to create an outdoor manifestation of ideas, far from the dominant ideology.

By documenting the work of the four artivists, “The Wake Up Call” reveals an attempt to force a political awakening on crisis-stricken Greece through street art.
(Kostas Kallergis)

Research – Script: Kostas Kallergis
Photography: Kostas Kallergis
Dimitris Petalas
Editing: Kostas Christakopoulos
Music: Kleanthis Konstantinidis
George Tsetikas

The Wake Up Call – trailer (English subtitles) from Kostas Kallergis on Vimeo.

Greece’s Uncertain Future

This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation.
(Global Uprisings)

Greece’s Uncertain Future from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.

L’equip petit

L’equip petit is really as little as the kids of Margatania F.C.
In fact, this is not the final project, we hope to be with the team next year shooting during all the championship.

This short was originally a demo to show the fathers and mothers of the kids and our closer friends.
(El Cangrejo)

Chats Perchés

[via arco, “Chris Marker, 1921-2012”]

Made in his signature style with loosely connected and rambling thoughts jumping now and again to amusing or amazing juxtapositions and revelations, Chats Perchés. was originally made for French television, and starts by exploring yellow painted Cheshire-like cats that began to appear all over Paris. From there, we meander through an exploration of the previous four years, from 9/11 and the Iraq war to scandals in French politics, all punctuated by the return of the cats.

Chats perches -Chris Marker di ancoliemagic

Athens: Social Meltdown

Dr Dimitris Dalakoglou explains the social meltdown which took place in Greece between May 2010 & June 2012 that is on going. This film contains videos and photos shot on the streets, often containing violence and paints a portrait of widespread economic hardship endured by a cities inhabitants. This film is part of an ongoing research project, which looks at the rapid structural changes which Greece is undergoing.

Produced & Directed by Ross Domoney
Interview: Dimitris Dalakglou
Filmed, Photographed & Edited by Ross Domoney

Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Now I found this amaz­ing doc­u­ment­ary by Petra Tschört­ner († 2012) about Ber­lin Pren­zlauer Berg in 1990. With much love to simple details she shows the every­day life in the Eber­swalder Str. area in the last days before the mon­et­ary union. I think you will recog­nize a lot of places like Prater or Kastan­i­en­allee but much more you will hear some great state­ments which show the mind­set of the most dif­fer­ent people in the Kiez.
(Marcus Werner, via finding berlin)