• Moving abroad: London (Part 1)

    Moving abroad: London (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 London, by Lida Aglaia Aslanidou

    National Insurance Number

    This is one of the first tasks you need [...]

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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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  • De Profundis

    De Profundis

    by Charis Kosteletos

    I’ve been living and working in London for a few years now. My daughters, along with their mother, live in Athens*, as well as old friends of mine, my remaining relatives and people I hold close to my heart. I work for companies that are doing business from one side of the earth to the other (like most companies here), and naturally that requires quite a bit of traveling. Therefore, airplanes have stopped being an [...]

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  • An end to stereotypes

    An end to stereotypes

    21st March is the International Day for the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966, following the brutal murder of 69 protestors in South African in 1960. The massacre occurred during a protest against the apartheid laws of the South African government, a regime that was systematically enforcing racial inequality and segregation.

    Today racist murders and violence are still frequent and racial discrimination continues to be found [...]

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  • The Toxic Commenter

    The Toxic Commenter

    by Auguste Corteau

    A few months back I found myself in a smokers’ haven in D.C., hashing current events over with a group of fellow Greeks and their American friends.

    The discussion had gravitated towards the recent win of Alaska in the battle for the legalization of same-sex marriage. My bar mates were a bit shocked to learn that, in Greece, same-sex couples aren’t even afforded the benefits of a [...]

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  • Thanasis in concert

    Thanasis in concert

    Mimis Chrysomallis, reporting from Amsterdam

    Born in 1959, Thanasis Papakonstantinou slowly emerged in the Greek music scene around the early 1990s. Influenced by folk and world music, he progressively developed his own style incorporating jazz, rock and electronic elements. This fusion has led to the creation of a unique and highly distinctive sound, establishing him as one of today’s most original Greek songwriters.

    The release of the album Vrachnos Profitis (‘Hoarse Prophet’) in 2000 [...]

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  • Survey: High-Skilled Migration in Times of Crisis

    Survey: High-Skilled Migration in Times of Crisis

    The EUI’s Global Governance Programme launched an e-survey in 2013, aiming to gather the stories of young EU citizens who had decided to leave Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain due to the crisis. The survey was conducted in collaboration with Real Elcano Institute in Madrid, Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa and Trinity College Dublin. New Diaspora significantly contributed to disseminating this survey to people who had moved as a result of the crisis.

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  • Two years New Diaspora

    Two years New Diaspora

    It’s been two years already, and a lot has changed since the day we launched this website. Our community has grown, our stories have multiplied, new sections were introduced, new members were added to our team, and we even held our first public screening in Amsterdam; just a couple of days before I moved back to my hometown, Athens. Permanently or not, is something that remains to be seen…

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  • Doctor Burnout

    Doctor Burnout

    Translated to English by Philippia Stratiki

    I arrived in the UK in 2011, after the outbreak of the financial crisis. I am a doctor and, unexpectedly, there were no patients for my private practice.

    Additionally, the then PASOK government cancelled the agreement which I had concluded with the Social Security Organization (known as IKA) at the time when New Democracy party was in power. I had just been married, so I panicked. I didn’t have anyone [...]

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  • A Family Affair – from Crete to Australia

    A Family Affair – from Crete to Australia

    A FAMILY AFFAIR (trailer) from Anemon on Vimeo.

    A Family Affair, an intimate portrait of the famous Xylouris family and their sacred bonds with the musical tradition of Crete, premiered in Greece in January 2015, and in Melbourne, Australia, in March 2015.

    Directed by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou, the film follows three generations of musicians of the family who uphold and pass on the vibrant tradition of Cretan music, performing ceaselessly to followers across the world.

    From the [...]

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  • Hate mail

    Hate mail

    Tom Tziros, correspondence from Germany

    Dear Greeks, don’t take these people seriously. We don’t! Sincerely yours, a German #NeinzurBild @bild @KaiDiekmann pic.twitter.com/8heR5YoqfW

    — David Kleimann (@DavidKleimann) February 27, 2015

    The change of government in Greece, the Tsipras-Varoufakis tour in Europe, and also their attitude towards German leadership made the anti-Greek rage of Bild resurface. It is a rage that doesn’t include any substantial political view, and just tries to raise the tabloid’s circulation, by taking [...]

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  • New Diaspora is looking for a Junior Content Manager

    New Diaspora is looking for a Junior Content Manager

    New Diaspora is looking for a Junior Content Manager, based in Athens, Greece. This  is a part-time internship for a period of four months, with the prospect of turning into a paid part-time or full-time job in September 2015.

    The ideal candidate should be:

    Fluent in both Greek and English Excellent in communicating with team members and content contributors Experienced in online media content management Familiar with WordPress CMS Confident in his/her organisational and creative skills Active in [...]

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  • They live among us: Broke ‘n Chic

    They live among us: Broke ‘n Chic

    They live among us: Familiar faces in foreign places

    Alexia Polou, reporting from Brussels

    -In today’s menu we have “poulet avec chicon au gratin”, marinaded in wine… -Hmm… Yes, sounds great! And what’s in the cover charge? -Bread. -Alors, I’ll have one of those… Broke ‘n Chic She run out of money because she didn’t know she needed a bigger budget to live abroad. She doesn’t care, though! If you go out for cocktails with her, [...]

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  • Home – a short film about Greek neomigrants

    Home – a short film about Greek neomigrants

    Still struggling to start a career in Amsterdam, the Greek immigrant Dimitris spends his nights working as a dish washer and disc jockey in a club. After several rejections he finally manages to get a job offer from a Japanese company. His girlfriend Sofia on the other hand already has a steady job and has spent some effort in trying to learn the language: “Should we start a new life and make new friends… again?”. This dilemma takes a couple [...]

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