• Flight 4 our Right

    January 25th, 2015. Unable to vote from abroad, four young Greek expats return home for the most critical elections of recent history.

    Antonis is a half-Greek and half-German social entrepreneur. Gevi is a London based filmmaker. Alexandros is a master’s degree student in the Netherlands. Thanos is a member of SYRIZA, living in Berlin. They all have high hopes for the future, and they all want to see expatriate Greeks earning the right to vote from abroad.

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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

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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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  • New Diaspora: the project

    We need to raise $63.5K until May 4th, in order to keep the New Diaspora project going.

    Please share and contribute to our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

    Selected media coverage (so far):

    Athens Voice (GR)    Lifo Magazine (GR)  Kathimerini newspaper (GR) Kathimerini international (EN) Eleftherotypia newspaper (GR)

    SKAI TV appearance (GR) DocTV (GR) Metro [...]

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  • How long it took me to set up a business in the UK

    How long it took me to set up a business in the UK

    Stefanos Livos, London

    In the UK, there is a government website that has everything that an English person, or a foreigner who lives here, or anybody who has some connection with the UK might need. It is the magical www.gov.uk, and just to give you an example of its extensive contents, if you use “Greece” as a search term, you can find links to titles such as “Greece travel advice”, “Living in Greece”, “Notarial [...]

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  • Lost in Transition: Shadowplay, a Story about Depression

    Lost in Transition: Shadowplay, a Story about Depression

    Lost in Transition is a column that deals with the psychological consequences of contemporary migration.

    by Anastasia Christidou

    “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats

     To seek your own Ithaca and to emigrate in order to find it has its unique positive and negative aspects. Leaving the familiarity of our [...]

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  • I live in a little British town

    I live in a little British town

    by Eva Chatzopoulou

    The neighborhood that I am working in, hosts an Egyptian bakery with amazing sweets (it’s always full with people around lunch time). Across the street there is an Indian restaurant, next to it a Turkish one and close by there is a grocery store with Haitian products, one with products from India and Pakistan and a Pakistani restaurant. You visit a coffee shop and you can watch half of the globe [...]

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  • His own private America

    His own private America

    by Christos Terzides

    When we think about the US, we think about a country where every dream could come true. Where the sky is the limit. Or so they say. Christos Terzides has lived in the US for the last five years, or more correctly, he’s spent a great amount of his time there, hoping that someday he will be able to live there permanently. And this is his version of America.

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  • Inside Out Borders

    Inside Out Borders

    We are happy to announce our content exchange collaboration with “Inside Out Borders”, a Greek communication channel both for outgoing and incoming migrants. About “Inside Out Borders” Inside Out Borders was created mainly for Greeks living abroad and foreigners who live next to us. It concerns current news reports and interviews of expatriates in the diaspora as well as for foreigners living in our country who are either immigrants or refugees, businessmen or ordinary tourists.

    In [...]

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  • Living with deadlock: Greece now and tomorrow

    Living with deadlock: Greece now and tomorrow

    By Tassos Symeonides

    Every day that passes I am swamped by reports on the Greek crisis. It is a full time job trying to keep up with this enormous amount of information. I hardly claim the status of expert speed reader or polymath and, thus, I am quickly stumped by this onslaught.

    There is, however, one aspect of this relentless outpouring of information that sticks [...]

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  • Survey: A New Diaspora?

    Survey: A New Diaspora?

    This survey is intended to gather data about young professionals who left Greece to work abroad and get an idea as to whether new Greek diaspora communities are formed. This is part of a two-year research network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on the cultural politics of the Greek crisis.

    Please either complete the survey here, or download and complete this Word document, then return it to Professor Dimitris Tziovas, School of History and Cultures, University [...]

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  • Grexodus, not Grexit: the Greater Greek Tragedy

    Grexodus, not Grexit: the Greater Greek Tragedy

    by David Brunnen

    This Greek Tragedy is not one that most economists currently comprehend – leastways not those focused today on debts and delayed payments. The greater Greek Tragedy is found in its ever-increasing exports – of people.

    Economists may fret about Greece’s bond repayments and commitment to the rigors of austerity medication but the future of the Greek economy cannot be measured by speculative probabilities of staying [...]

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  • Job hunting in the UK: Recruiters

    Job hunting in the UK: Recruiters

    by Manolis Theofilos

    Job hunting in the UK, is a bit different that it is in Greece. The majority of businesses that are hiring, contact recruiting agencies, whose job is to upload the respective advert to various websites and to their own website as well. Furthermore, recruiting agencies hold an archive with potential candidates, whose CVs come either from various job websites like CV-Libray or Jobsite, or from previous applications made by the candidates, which were [...]

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  • Time to talk about Xenophobia

    Time to talk about Xenophobia

    by Lida Aglaia Aslanidou

    It’s a matter of time for the “oppressed” to rise. To rise to the extent that their motion will exceed the limits of an aggrieved group to a statement made by voices determined to be heard. Nevertheless, the latter, involves accepting a problem and acting against it. In this case, the government ignores and, in fact, exacerbates a social “disease” that one would assume would be absent from [...]

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  • The Roman Pride

    The Roman Pride

    Welcome to our new column, which deals with homecoming, the return to our roots and the beneficial impact that life coaching has on various aspects of our daily life.

    By Christina Garidi

    The Roman Pride

    On my first visit to Rome, I was excited but skeptical. Apart from the joys of food, fashion and the ancient buildings that make up one of the most beautiful [...]

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  • Should I stay or should I go?

    Should I stay or should I go?

    The following video was published on April 1st, 2015, but it’s not an April fool’s joke. I wish it was.

    Two young men are drinking iced coffee at the airport. One of them tells the other that he just decided not to leave after all, so he can stay in Greece. For emotional reasons, since his family and girlfriend are “here”, whereas he is going to be a foreigner “there”. Besides, he is certain that [...]

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