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  • Spread the seeds

    Spread the seeds

    New Diaspora is growing! We receive new content contributions and messages of support on a daily basis, while more and more people are joining our community; drawing increasing media attention on the crowd building of a worldwide movement that documents our story.

    So far, our project has been entirely self-funded. It’s taken us almost two years to develop it, and it’s going to take months until we complete the first cycle of [...]

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  • Week one: Τake off

    Week one: Τake off

    It’s been a week since we published our website, and almost five days since we launched our Indiegogo campaign. Thanks to your heartwarming support, our Facebook page has already gathered more than a thousand “likes”, while our trailer on Vimeo and YouTube has been viewed five times as much.

    Greek media have started reporting on our story, with articles published in Kathimerini, Lifo magazine and

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  • Moving to Paris as family

    Moving to Paris as family

    I was 40 when I moved and a mother of 7 year old twins. In 2010, when I got the offer to come to Paris, my husband and I discussed it a lot. We decided that I should move first, especially since our kids were 7 at the time and we did not want to upset their lives if we were not sure it was the right thing to do. So I moved and stayed for 9 months [...]

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  • And so it begins…

    And so it begins…

    Please share and support our crowdfunding campaign. It’s time to tell our own part of the story.

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  • Ethical crisis

    Ethical crisis

    I left Greece almost 13 years ago. It was not the financial crisis that led me away. It was an ethical one. A conflict between my Greek identity and tradition and culture and the Greek reality all around me.

    My dream was to be the best in what I was (haven’t succeeded though). Their dream was to get a position in the public sector, get settled, get married, get (many of them succeeded)… I [...]

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  • A Family Affair

    There is no time for anything but music for the Xylouris family. Three generations of musicians uphold and pass on the vibrant tradition of Cretan music, performing ceaselessly to followers across the world, from a very young age.

    From 75 year old Psarantonis, credited with reinventing Cretan music, to his son Psarogiorgis and teenage grandchildren growing up in Australia, the film follows Greece’s most famous musical clan, to discover the electrifying power of their music and the sacred ties that [...]

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  • Collaboration with the Greek Medecins du Monde

    Collaboration with the Greek Medecins du Monde

    No matter how far we live from our country and for how long, we will always stand for the ones we left behind. That’s why we have decided to donate 5% of our crowdfunding income to The Greek Medecins du Monde.

    Τhe situation in Greece

    MDM – GRC since 1990 has launched several missions and domestic programs, with the aim to make everybody aware that access to [...]

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  • La Tigre

    La Tigre

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    It’s me on the photo. My name is Christina (aka La Tigre) and I am 21 years old. In 2012, I graduated from “Vakalo” Art & Design College and got my Bachelor of Art & Design. I’m also a contemporary dancer. I’ve been living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for 2 months and I’m already doing my internship in a design studio.

    Truth is, I rushed to leave Greece. I love Greece, but it scares me. When I [...]

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  • Worldwide solidarity protest – Amsterdam

    Worldwide solidarity protest – Amsterdam

    On Sunday the 10th of July 2011, a group of people of different nationalities gathered in Dam square and marched to Leidseplein, in solidarity to the people of Greece, Spain, Portugal and worldwide. Protesters carried banners expressing their will to resist economic repression and police brutality.

    For more information, visit reinform.nl

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  • Fortunate Son: a love story

    Fortunate Son: a love story

    Old Diaspora

    Directed by: Tony Asimakopoulos

    FORTUNATE SON is an autobiographical documentary by the son of Greek immigrants living in Canada. After overcoming a severe drug problem, and motivated by a search for happiness with his new fiancee, filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos turns his gaze on his complicated, painful relationship with his overbearing mother and ailing father, and the patterns of dysfunction they share. A film about faith, despair, renewal, and the different kinds of love in [...]

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  • City of Errors – Social Kitchen

    City of Errors – Social Kitchen

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    Homeland stories

    Social kitchen “the Other Person” is a gesture of solidarity and love towards our fellow human beings, with the hope of awakening consciences so that other people and groups can take similar actions.

    City of Errors in a crossmedia platform for civic responsibility, motivation and citizen engagement in big cities. A web documentary series about those who find, face and fix their big city’s errors.

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  • Portraits of Greece in Crisis – Aggeliki

    Portraits of Greece in Crisis – Aggeliki

    Homeland stories

    Aggeliki is a blind employee in a public hospital. Aggeliki’s salary, as well as the salaries of thousands of disabled people working in public section, has not been excluded from the cuts. According to international data, when a seeing person covers its vital needs with a salary of 1000 euros, a blind person needs the treble salary for the same needs.

    The cuts in salaries and pensions of disabled people are one more proof of social state’s failure [...]

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