• 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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    New Diaspora: Year One

    13/3/2014. New Diaspora was launched exactly one year ago. It started as an initiative of a small team, developed into a worldwide online community and slowly evolves into a participatory media channel that records an entire migration wave as it happens; at the same time providing a networking hub for the new generation of Greeks living abroad.

    We are celebrating our first birthday with a compilation of short clips from the 6 web documentaries we have completed so far: [...]

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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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  • Reload Greece: The Teaser

    New Diaspora traveled to London and filmed the team of Reload Greece in action. This is a teaser of our web documentary about what Reload Greece does and stands for. Stay tuned.

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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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  • They live among us: The outcast

    They live among us: The outcast

    They live among us: Familiar faces in foreign places

    Alexia Polou, reporting from Brussels

    His parents wanted to get rid of him either out of their persistence or because he didn’t have enough talents and they assumed that, at last, maybe he manages to succeed abroad. He hasn’t really understood how he ended up there but what can he do? You will find him wherever the others go too.

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    Netherlands – Greece

    A letter written in summertime by our reader Alexandros Tsouris who shares some thoughts on his mixed feelings for Greece and the Netherlands.

    Translation into English: Philippia Stratiki

    August 2014 – Kavala

    The owner of the coffee shop was sitting there listening to my muttering and grumbling about how difficult it is to re-adjust in your homeland – even for vacation. He just smiled at me and said “a foreigner abroad, a foreigner at [...]

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  • This is the most Greek point you have ever visited!

    This is the most Greek point you have ever visited!

    By Deppy Spanou

    Originally published on reloadgreece.com

    Have you ever been abroad, in need of something… Greek? Especially if you were (or are at the moment) a permanent resident of a foreign country, then you have definitely gone through those moments when you feel nostalgic about Greek cuisine, literature, dance, music -or however you name it! And then… the other desperate moments when you are looking for a [...]

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  • Open letter from England

    Open letter from England

    Lydia from central England sent us her story and some thoughts about her life abroad.

    Translated into English by Lemonia Liberidu

    It was the beginning of 2014 when I found myself in England. Before I left Athens, I had been unemployed for more than 8 months. I was looking for a job via the Greek Organization for Employment of the workforce (OAED) and I was searching all the [...]

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  • They live among us: Migrant’ s Yin & Yang

    They live among us: Migrant’ s Yin & Yang

    They live among us: Familiar faces in foreign places

    Alexia Polou, reporting from Brussels

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  • Generation E: The European young expats

    Generation E: The European young expats

    A few weeks ago, under the support of JournalismFund.eu, four media from southern Europe, the newspapers Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy) and El Confidencial (Spain) and the online platforms P3/Publico (Portugal) and Radiobubble (Greece), have launched a joint crowdsourcing campaign which aims at shedding some light on the phenomenon of intra-European migration from the South to the North fuelled by recession.

    In an attempt to map and identify Generation [...]

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  • Vouliwatch needs your support

    Vouliwatch needs your support

    Unlike most European citizens, expatriate Greeks are not allowed to vote from abroad in the parliamentary elections of their country. Obliged either to travel to Greece or stay where they are and count as abstinence, they are in essence deprived of their constitutional right to vote, at the same time unwillingly altering the outcome of the elections. However, technological evolution and social innovation bring new ways for them to participate in the democratic process.

    Vouliwatch [...]

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  • Hellas Pindakaas on New Diaspora vol. #2

    Hellas Pindakaas on New Diaspora vol. #2

    Every Friday, at 21.00 Dutch time, Nikos Koulousios surfs on a Greek surfing board among the Dutch radio-waves of Salto Wereld FM, the public radio station of Amsterdam, looking for images, sounds and experiences that eliminate the distance between people and countries, using music as a compass and a series of discussions with Greek and Dutch guests as a map.

    Listen to the broadcast live on radio at 99.4 Mhz and at 104.6 Amsterdam cable, if you are [...]

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  • When looking for a job, the most important thing is not finding one

    When looking for a job, the most important thing is not finding one

    Elisavet Sergiadou from Brussels shares some of her thoughts with the readers of New Diaspora about what it means to be an “unemployed degree holder” nowadays.

    In the words of the recently deceased Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

    This is true not only for how others treat us, but also for how we treat ourselves.

    Not many years ago, having [...]

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  • Spyridoula Kagiaoglou on New Diaspora

    Spyridoula Kagiaoglou on New Diaspora

    Spyridoula Kagiaoglou, Germany based creator of the Revela D-100% Greek Extra Virgin Oil brand, talks to New Diaspora and to Iliada Kothra about her life and business activity abroad as well as her relationship with Greece.

    By Iliada Kothra

    Why did you have to leave Greece?

    It clearly wasn’t our choice. We were forced to leave, leaving behind everything we built throughout the years. The first priority we had was the kids and their future. We did [...]

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  • “No Pasaran”: Europe protests in memory of Pavlos Fyssas

    “No Pasaran”: Europe protests in memory of Pavlos Fyssas

    By Jenny Tsiropoulou

    Translated into English by Philippia Stratiki

    September 18 will mark one year from the death of young anti-fascist Pavlos Fyssas (Killah P) who was murdered in cold blood in Keratsini by Giorgos Roupakias. This purely politically motivated assassination set off at the time a wave of demonstrations in Greece and abroad, as well as an international clamour for the rise of neo-nazi organisations in Europe and the tolerance of governmentss towards those organisations. [...]

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  • Open Letter from London

    Open Letter from London

    By Arhondi Korka

    Translated into English by Philippia Stratiki

    I left Greece about 3,5 years ago. When I left, I was working in Athens as a freelancer in the field of translation and book review. I was not exclusively translating books, but whatever comes in the way of freelancer (those who have done this know). I have translated books but most of them at a younger age. From 2006 until somewhere in 2009, I was doing fine. I got involved [...]

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