Tornistan / Backward Run

This originally hand drawn (No video replication) animated short film was urgently completed in 18 days (after the Gezi Park protests which was happened in Turkey between May-June 2013) for the national and the international media and for the film festivals.

This film is dedicated to all those:
People who were exposed to disproportionate police force,
People who have been wounded,
People who lost their eyes because of wrong usage of gas bombs,
People who have been killed.


The Wake Up Call

It was almost one year ago when I decided to document the ever increasing politicized street art in Athens. One could not miss the colored messages that were filling our daily strolls in the Greek capital’s center. Urban works of art that were getting erased and drawn over again and again, inspired not only by political the developments in Greece but also the need to criticize ourselves and our political system. A need that essentially intended to make the Greek society more self-aware of what is going on, to wake up.
(Kostas Kallergis)

The Migrant Manifesto

“We have been called many names, illegals, aliens, guest workers, border crossers, undesirables, exiles, criminals, non-citizens, terrorists, thieves, foreigners, invaders, undocumented, our voices converge on these principles. We know that
international connectivity is the reality that migrants have helped create. It is the place where we all reside.”
(The Migrant Manifesto)

Watch poet and journalist Musa Okwonga perform the Migrant Manifesto.

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.

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