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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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  • I cannot vote

    Greek citizens who live abroad and are entitled to vote in the parliamentary elections of their country, can only do so if they travel to Greece. Due to this fact, during the spring of 2012, a group of Greeks in Amsterdam decided to take action. The I Cannot Vote campaign was launched on June 2012, a few days before the second run of the Greek parliamentary elections. Our main demand is to give Greek citizens who live abroad [...]

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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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  • So, children, what did you learn this summer?

    So, children, what did you learn this summer?

    Text and illustration by Natalie Tzobanakis

    The school season is about to begin. We have returned to the U.S. after our summer vacation in Greece, so you’ll have to get ready once again for my online presence. Without further ado, I present to you my conclusions from the two-month-long stay in my home country.

    1. People who argue that an immigrant remains in limbo between two countries, that he feels like a foreigner both in his adopted and in [...]

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  • Hellas Pindakaas on New Diaspora

    Hellas Pindakaas on New Diaspora

    New Diaspora inaugurates its collaboration with Nikos Koulousios and the only Greek radio broadcast which blends words and flavors of the Greek and the Dutch community: Hellas Pindakaas.

    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 [...]

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  • The summer of New Diaspora

    The summer of New Diaspora

    Constantinos, August, Borrehaugene, Horten, Norway

    In early August, we asked the friends of New Diaspora to share their summer moments with us. Would they visit Greece, would they stay at their place of residence abroad, or would they try an alternative destination?

    We are happy to present our summer photo album, and we are waiting for your submissions to enrich it.

    You can send us a message on Facebook, use our contact [...]

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  • The Bitter Tea of Xenitia | The Story So Far

    The Bitter Tea of Xenitia | The Story So Far

    By Sofia Gkiousou

    The Bitter Tea of Xenitia is a satirical digital narrative. It is the story of a fictitious television series and its creation. It takes place on multiple digital media. You can read about it – in Greek – here. In this monthly column, the author of Bitter Tea shares news of the narrative’s development. Most links lead to websites in Greek.

    Some time ago I wrote an article on [...]

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  • I know what you did this summer

    I know what you did this summer

    August 2014. Many of us are already spending their summer holidays in Greece, others have just returned, some are counting the days till they get to the islands, and quite a few prefer to try out alternative destinations. And there are also expatriate Greeks who will stay where they are, experiencing a summer break without sandy beaches and the smell of sunblock.

    Regardless of where you’ll be this August, you too can capture moments of your summertime, and contribute to [...]

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  • The Summer of the New Greek Immigrant

    The Summer of the New Greek Immigrant

    By Melpomeni Maragkidou

    Translated in English by Vassiliki Papaleontiou

    Text & Photos orginally published on vice.com

    Some of them are working and others don’t find anymore something appealing in the Greek summer’s promising clear blue seas and sun – but again, truth be told, this rainy weather isn’t so different from the central Europe’s weather. Quite a few who will manage to find some extra time to relax, they’d rather get on a cheap flight in order to discover [...]

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  • Lefteris Emmanuel Heretakis on New Diaspora

    Lefteris Emmanuel Heretakis on New Diaspora

    Leeds based lecturer & designer Lefteris Emmanuel Heretakis talks to Iliada Kothra and to New Diaspora about his work abroad.

    By Iliada Kothra

    Why did you have to leave Greece?

    I began my studies in the UK in 1995, spent some years working in London, and then moved back to Athens. For the past 6 years I have been working as a designer as well as a lecturer for Teeside University. I have always been passionate [...]

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  • Greek Expats Class of 2014: Give us Wings – Take our Wings

    Greek Expats Class of 2014: Give us Wings – Take our Wings

    By Emma Gavala

    The idea of conducting a reportage documenting the path of Greek Expats graduating in 2014, was first born in May. Οn the one side of the Atlantic, finalists in the British universities (like me) were taking their final exams – a process of much greater significance than any other previous examination we have been involved in the past (as the apparent severity of the Greek National Exams, the International Baccalaureate Finals and any other similar [...]

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  • I’m Greek, therefore I’m yogurt

    I’m Greek, therefore I’m yogurt

    By Nathalie Tzobanakis

    Translated in English by Lemonia Liberidu

    I take all shoppings out of the trolley at the counter of the super market. The girl at the counter looks to me like a Hindu, or something similar; because of her sight and her accent. I have the three-year old Lukas with me, with whom we talk in Greek. – What language do you speak? she asks. – Greek. – Oh, the only thing I know from Greece [...]

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