• 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

    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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  • 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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  • Should we go at Greek Fest?

    Should we go at Greek Fest?

    by Natalie Tzobanakis (“Where am I?”)

    During the past few days, the Greek-speaking part of the internet has been flooded with reactions to the image of Greece that Alexis Tsipras presented to the world at his recent televised talk with Bill Clinton. For me, residing in the U.S. for over three years now, the relevant discussion cannot be separated from the overall Greek American experience and the way I have been perceiving [...]

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  • Oktoberfest in Munich

    Oktoberfest in Munich

    Oktoberfest has started… and this weekend ends when we drink the last Mass. Beautiful dresses, black, green, pink Dirndls, flowery or plain, expensive (a good Dirndl costs up to 1,000 Euros) or cheap ones costing 30 Euros, together with genuine Lederhosen and nice check shirts, dressed this year’s Oktoberfest. Americans, Australians and people from many European cities visited this year’s beer festival, honoring Bavarian Prince Ludwig I, according to a custom established back in [...]

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  • Amsterdam: A decade under the influence

    Amsterdam: A decade under the influence

    by Mimis Chrysomallis

    When I first set foot on Amsterdam some 10 years ago, I was a 23-year-old guy who had never lived outside his native Greece for more than a few weeks. The idea was to stay there for one year, finish my studies and return to my hometown, Athens. Or so I thought.

    Sometimes life makes plans for you instead of the other way around. And so it happened [...]

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  • Greek Food Tales

    Greek Food Tales

    George Mitrakas was the protagonist in one of the first New Diaspora mini documentaries, Morning Tales. The traditional Greek deli/café he opened in Wageningen, Netherlands, has evolved into the most successful restaurant in town, and now George prepares to expand further, promoting quality Greek cuisine to an audience that only recently discovered that Greece is more than just ouzo, souvlaki and syrtaki. This is what George had to tell us:

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  • 97 days somewhere else

    97 days somewhere else

    by Olga Darkadaki, São Paulo, Brasil

    translated to English by Amalia Koulakioti

    And it’s the first time that I feel something more than nostalgia. I haven’t been gone that long, plus I spent 12 days back in Greece – so to be honest I’m surprised with myself for feeling this way. And, generally speaking, I’m satisfied, I have a great time, I like it here. It’s so nice that I don’t [...]

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  • The political party nobody wants to set up

    The political party nobody wants to set up

    by Stephanos Livos, London

    English translation by Lemonia Liberidu

    We have already seen it all in politics. Corrupt, naive, stupid, popular, populistic, incapable, and all the possible combinations of all of them,  and still, besides all that, there has not been any political party or government to apply and design a strategy combining economic growth with a substantial and effective social state. Wonder why…

    There may be many reasons, but [...]

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  • Gone with the Dust

    Gone with the Dust

    Nicosia experiences a rather unprecedented phenomenon these days. During the four years I live in Cyprus, I have seen various cities ridden with increased dust from neighboring areas, but the current situation is really something new. It started on Monday afternoon, when Pentadaktylos peak suddenly disappeared. In a few minutes you could see an orange fog covering the city little by little.

    We all knew it is dust, however everyone was puzzled because it [...]

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  • New Diaspora keeps growing

    New Diaspora keeps growing

    This season begins with some exciting news to share with the New Diaspora community:

    We now have a ‘donate’ button on the sidebar of our website, accepting financial support via PayPal and credit cards.

    New Diaspora remains an independent foundation, but cannot continue to create and post stories solely on a volunteer basis, let alone organize offline events, redesign its website, expand its online community, commission interviews and, of course, film new mini documentaries [...]

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  • Love and Hate Relationship

    Love and Hate Relationship

    Greek restaurants in London are my least favourite thing. The quality of food and the prices can be quite upsetting for a Greek.  A friend of mine works in one at Central London. So, I decided to pay him a visit.

    It’s raining and the tube is crowded. This is a pretty common phenomenon but never a pleasant one.

    After four changes in the tube I finally arrived. It didn’t [...]

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  • Broke in London

    Broke in London

    By Kelly Fanarioti

    The tale of Manolis Zografakis is one of those stories that prove how the best ideas are born in the middle of the greatest of life’s harshnesses. The young Greek, after completing his studies in London, without really knowing the dangers, rushed into the English city’s job market. The difficulties started at that exact moment though, when Manolis was looking for a job in order to make a living, since [...]

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  • Let Greeks Abroad Vote

    Let Greeks Abroad Vote

    Parliamentary elections 2015, volume two.

    Following the signing of a new agreement with the creditors, and the dashing of expectations for the abolition of austerity measures imposed on Greece over the last five years, political developments have led to a resignation of the government, split of the Syriza party and a new appeal to the polls. On September 20, all adult Greek citizens will have the right to participate in the electoral [...]

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  • Interview with the Greek co-founders of IamExpat

    Interview with the Greek co-founders of IamExpat

    Nikos Nakos, Charalampos Sergios, Panos Sarlanis and Panagiotis Dionysopoulos are the co-founders of iamexpat.nl, an online media platform aiming at covering the local needs of all international professionals and students in the Netherlands. IamExpat was launched in November 2009, evolving into the largest English-speaking community “for expats of all colours, shapes and sizes”.

    When did you come to the Netherlands, and why? Did you know each other before that?

    Nikos: I knew Panos, and [...]

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