• Moving abroad: Germany (Part 3)

    Moving abroad: Germany (Part 3)

    For all of you who are planning on moving abroad, New Diaspora presents a new section with useful information and links, in order to help you adapt more easily to your new environment. Please contact us if you are interested in collaborating with New Diaspora on creating the local guide to the country you reside in.

    Correspondence from Germany, by Tom Tziros

    Translated to English by Vasiliki Papaleontiou

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  • Election Flight: The Teaser

    Unable to vote from abroad, four young Greeks decide to catch a flight in order to come home for the national elections.

    This is the teaser for our new mini documentary, directed by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos. Stay tuned.

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  • Waterlooplein: When gyros met bougatsa

    In the flea market of Waterlooplein, Dimitris organises a housewarming party for his brand new chicken gyros canteen. Right next to him, Vasilis has been serving bougatsa pastry and frappé coffee for the last five years. Together, they have created an Amsterdam hot spot for Greeks and their international friends.

    Guest appearance by Thomas Huisman (bouzouki).

    Filmed & edited by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Sound recording and mixing by Nikos Kandarakis Translation to English by Christina Tziouvara Research by Gina Tsilimpi

    This [...]

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  • The Colony, Episode 1 – “Skype Call”

    “We came here in an organised escape plan”

    Paris left Greece and moved to London together with his little sister, Athena. Tania came later with her boyfriend, Chris, hoping that her chemistry degree can find her a job. They all miss granny’s cooking.

    Filmed & edited by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Sound recording and mixing by Nikos Kandarakis

    This documentary is protected with a creative commons license. Unauthorized commercial use, derivatives and TV broadcasting are strictly forbidden.

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  • Reload Greece

    On the 15th of October 2013, the New Diaspora crew landed in Gatwick airport. One of the main reasons for our filming expedition was the MeetU@Reload event, hosted at the London Google Campus by Reload Greece on October 19th.

    Reload Greece is the hub of Greek entrepreneurship in London, seeking solutions that can generate economic growth and social impact in Greece.
 It started as an initiative by young Greeks to inspire and educate [...]

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  • Marylebone Road: Christina Garidi

    When we launched New Diaspora in March 2013, we were grateful to have Christina as the very first person contributing an “open letter” to our project.

    We hadn’t planned to film Christina’s story during our short visit to London, since we both had pressing schedules to follow. However, we managed to squeeze time for a brief encounter. It was worth it.

    Christina studied Environmental Sciences in Southampton before she moved up north to get her Master in [...]

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  • The Three Hundreds: Alexandros Ioannou

    100 days, 100 Euros, 100 places to see. Alexandros returns home from Scotland to Cyprus, traveling mainly by bicycle. We had the chance to interview him and his companion, Yannis, when they passed through Amsterdam.

    Visit the 3×100 Facebook page to read the full story of this journey.

    Filmed by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Research by Gina Tsilimpi Edited by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos & Michael Papadakis Music by Nikos Kandarakis

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  • Tunisia: Yannis Arvanitis

    Yannis moved to Tunisia only a few days before the revolution started.

    Watch and share our new web documentary, which has already been hosted in ARTE Future on August 15th 2013 (in French and German).

    Directed by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Sound design and mix by Nikos Kandarakis Editing by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos & Michael Papadakis

    This documentary is protected with a creative commons license. Commercial use, derivatives and TV broadcasting are strictly forbidden, unless authorized by New Diaspora.

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  • Morning Tales: George Mitrakas

    Thanks to George, Wageningen is the only Dutch town that has a traditional Greek café and food store.

    Watch and share our new web documentary, which will be also hosted in ARTE Future on August 15th 2013 (in French and German).

    Directed by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos Research by Gina Tsilimpi Sound recording by Nikos Kandarakis Editing by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos & Michael Papadakis

    This documentary is protected with a creative commons license. Commercial use, derivatives and TV broadcasting are strictly [...]

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  • Army of One: Katerina Kozadinou

    Directed by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos

    The first New Diaspora web documentary is now online! Watch it on full HD for free, share it with your friends, and support our independence by contributing to our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo!

    Help us make the voice of expatriate Greeks heard! Join the New Diaspora web documentary movement!

    It’s time to tell our own part of the story.

    Army of One” introduces our “Portraits” documentary series. In order for us to produce thematic [...]

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  • New Diaspora: the trailer

    New Diaspora is an independent web documentary movement, focusing on the stories of Greeks living abroad during the crisis in their homeland.

    Please share and support our crowdfunding campaign. It’s time to tell our own part of the story.

    Why did we leave? What’s our point of view on the current situation in Greece? How much have we adapted to our new lives?

    The main narrative drive is a web documentary series directed by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos, who lives and [...]

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  • Occupy Amsterdam: Dimitris Pavlopoulos

    I originally intended to post this video back in October of 2011, as a report of the Occupy movement’s impact on Dutch society. For a number of reasons I decided to wait until the moment would be ripe, and now I’m posting it as a historical record of what was the political climate back then.

    This is not a complete documentary, since it lacks a proper storyline, interviews with the protagonists and counter arguments from the [...]

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  • Levante’s Secret

    Levante’s Secret

    We talked to author, Stefanos Livos, who lives in London, about his new book, “Levante’s Secret”. You can find Stefanos’ older articles for New Diaspora here and here.

    What drove you to write this book, and to what level it is inspired by actual events?

    The story was born when I heard a friend of my family narrating stories that happened during the German Occupation in Zante. I was intrigued [...]

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  • Job hunting in the UK: Lessons learned

    Job hunting in the UK: Lessons learned

    by Dimitris Moysidis

    1. Job hunting requires from you to exceed the limits of your patience and those of your persistence. You are fed up and you think you can’t do it anymore? You can and you will, so stop whining and try harder. Don’t give up. Ever!

    2. Don’t get too cocky. You might have work experience, various degrees, skills etc but job hunting is more than that. No [...]

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  • Greek art in Arnhem

    Greek art in Arnhem

    Eleana Filadelfeos was born in Athens and has been living in the Netherlands since 2012. She speaks to Iliada Kothra and to New Diaspora about the differences between the two countries and her next goals.

    By Iliada Kothra

    Why did you have to leave Greece?

    I didn’t initially intend to leave Greece! Having studied and lived in the UK and Switzerland earlier in my life, I had a [...]

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  • Moving abroad: Germany (Part 2)

    Moving abroad: Germany (Part 2)

    For all of you who are planning on moving abroad, New Diaspora presents a new section with useful information and links, in order to help you adapt more easily to your new environment. Please contact us if you are interested in collaborating with New Diaspora on creating the local guide to the country you reside in.

    Correspondence from Germany, by Tom Tziros

    Translated to English by Philippia Stratiki

    You can [...]

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  • Greek Easter Abroad

    Greek Easter Abroad

    Easter away from home (again). A mix of Italian and Greek cuisine.

    A photo posted by Stefanos Livos (@stefivos) on Apr 13, 2015 at 10:39am PDT

    Stefanos [...]

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  • Antiquity revisited through the eyes of Generation E

    Antiquity revisited through the eyes of Generation E

    A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    by Polyhymnia

    I belong to Generation E, the generation of expatriate Greek scientists who, either with study/research grants or with financial support from their families, seeked, are seeking and will continue to seek a decent working future, abroad, in their field of expertise, in [...]

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  • #newdiaspora on Instagram

    #newdiaspora on Instagram

    Since its first steps, New Diaspora aspires to be a participatory source of global content, aiming at recording the multiple aspects of contemporary Greek migration. Until today, we were asking you to “be the story” by sending us your texts, videos and pictures through our contact form. Now, we are opening a new channel of communication, making it easier for you to share your images with our community.

    Follow [...]

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  • Eurowhispers, Eurolaughs and Eurotears

    Eurowhispers, Eurolaughs and Eurotears

    By Stella Pekiaridi

    During the last week, there has been a growing interest in the social media about two videos where Greece and Greeks are in the spotlight, in an unconventional way.

    The first one was “In case I don’t die: A Whisper to Europe”, a 10-minute film made by Nicolas Androulakis, featuring actress Danny Giannakopoulou addressing a message to Europeans. The video, which was produced in March 2015 and was published on the [...]

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  • Lost in Transition: The sweet sadness of nostalgia

    Lost in Transition: The sweet sadness of nostalgia

    Welcome to our new column, Lost in Transition, which deals with the psychological consequences of contemporary migration.

    by Anastasia Christidou

    “One way or another I carry my country with me” Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet

    Nostalgia~ a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness for the past, a wistful yearning usually for a time or place associated with happy memories; widely considered a sign of psychological weakness.

    The word nostalgia was initially created by French language (nostalgie) consisting [...]

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  • The Twittering Politician

    The Twittering Politician

    by Auguste Corteau

    Sure – those of them born long before the advent of the Internet, may have never completely gotten the hang of it, so that its rules and risks are something they are far from versed in.

    Or maybe they were too busy climbing the ladder to have time to devote in getting acquainted with the staggering power wielded by a single Facebook status or Tweet.

    Be that as it may, over [...]

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  • Moving abroad: Germany (Part 1)

    Moving abroad: Germany (Part 1)

    For all of you who are planning on moving abroad, New Diaspora presents a new section with useful information and links, in order to help you adapt more easily to your new environment. Please contact us if you are interested in collaborating with New Diaspora on creating the local guide to the country you reside in.

    Correspondence from Germany, by Tom Tziros

    Translated to English by Philippia Stratiki

    [...]

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  • One two, one two, opa!

    One two, one two, opa!

    by Natalie Tzobanakis (“Where am I?)

     Translated to English by Christina Tziouvara

    The frigid wind chills you to the bone. However, there is sunshine and clear night sky. Loud voices, laughter, teasing, music, noise. The band that is playing the first anthem is here. Here are the Evzones (folk Greek soldiers), and are being followed by the top class students. Blue and white flags are waving everywhere. But wait a minute, [...]

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