How can a woman, while experiencing pain, have the strength to provoke and fight for her place in society?
Maria Cyber, a member of the LGBTQI+ community, succeeds in that, through her everyday fight for the right to diversity.


Σήμερα η κόρη του Βάνια, δουλεύει και αυτή ως φωτογράφος και μάλιστα στο ίδιο studio. Μέσα από τις αφηγήσεις της γνωρίζουμε την ζωή του πατέρα της και καταγράφουμε την καλλιτεχνική του πορεία, συγκροτώντας ταυτόχρονα μια ανθρωπογεωγραφία της Θεσσαλίας, έτσι όπως «αναδύεται» μέσα από το έργο του.

The box – forgotten for thirty years – that I discovered in the basement of photographer Takis Tloupas’ studio, in Larissa, Greece, was a real treasure for me. A rare film footage ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s, shot by Tloupas himself with his super8 camera, made me search for that man and his work.

Having left, after his death, a rich photo archive, the fruit of his travels around Greece and his homeland, Thessaly, Takis Tloupas is justly considered one of the greatest photographers of Greece.

Today, his daughter Vania works as a photographer too, in the same studio. Through her narration, we get to know her father’s life and record his artistic course, while composing a human geography of Thessaly, as it emerges through his work.


For 35 years since the first performance of the “Bacchae”, Theodoros Terzopoulos is considered one of the great theatrical innovators, because of his radically groundbreaking scenic idiom.
The film follows Terzopoulos from the village where he was born in a family of Greek refugees from the Black Sea, to the Berliner Ensemble , to Russia, China, the US, his theater base in Athens, to, finally, Delphi where it all begun.


The Trace of Time is a film about time, memory, nostalgia. A film about the beauty of archeology and excavation through the post-mortem portrait of archeologist Yannis Sakellarakis. A journey in search of a man who is no longer present, through the trace he left in the places he had been to, and the people he met. A cinematic excavation that brings to light an image through fragments and traces, just like archeology does.


“When the South Wind Blows” is a documentary film about the Mental Health Mobile Units in the North-Eastern and Western Cyclades Islands, implemented by the Association for Regional Development and Mental Health (EPAPSY).

Recording the course of the therapists group – at regular intervals – from Athens to difficult to reach places, far from urban areas, their meeting with people who experience the mental pain on a daily basis, their efforts made – always in cooperation with the local community – for the patients’ care and cure.

Α film that “harks” concerns, “captures” feelings, “explores” the patient’s position in the local society and “records” the coordinated efforts made by the community and the scientists for the “relief” from the pain caused by a the mental problem.


Images of labour and unemployment in Greece, today. Athens, Perama, Thessaloniki, Skouries… “Block after block, the liquidation of the world goes on…” (René Char). Instants that show the disruption of what defined the world of labour until now but also the movements invented by the people who fight.


Madness means not understanding the other – sadness and pain are considered an extremity by our society – when I became ill, I felt fear and shame – I didn’t want my son to be locked away in a mental hospital – I wanted to be loved and understood. Words from people who have experienced mental suffering and committal. Confessions by people who do not hesitate to talk to us about their own special world. We met them at the new structures and networks that have been established in mental health field during the last few years, in order to reintegrate all these people in society and learn them to stand up for their lives and dreams.

Time for Heroes

In times of crisis, we feel disoriented; we feel that we are losing our identity, unable to find a way out.
We asked the famous director Robert Manthoulis, who lived in exile in Paris during the Greek military Junta to meet with a man who, even today, at the age of 85, struggles for justice; the journalist Elias Demetracopoulos, living in Washington.
Demetracopoulos dedicated a large portion of his life to the struggle against the Junta of the Colonels, by uncovering the Greek Watergate connection. He is the only man who dared to sue the CIA and keeps on collecting evidence, so that Henry Kissinger would be taken to the International Criminal Court of Justice in the Hague and tried as a criminal of war.
With our film, we highlight the man who resists and struggles, the man who does not hesitate to wage a duel with history and establish himself with his actions to the collective memory.

Only the words continue

During the winter 2010, the Confession Session project took place in Dasein bar, in the district of Exarchia, Athens.
Alkis Gounaris invited 52 regulars of the bar to confess their intimate stories.
Those stories have been uploaded to the Internet and have also been the material for this documentary film.
In front of the camera, words phrases and finally people themselves get significance.
Feelings, thoughts, researches and crucial decisions are being revealed.
By filming those people’s confessions we chart their inner world, a forgotten world inside the noisy and inhospitable contemporary cities.

Spyros Papaloukas – The adventure of painting

Throughout my childhood, my teacher used to criticize my drawings so severely that painting became a real suffering for me.
As the years went by, I often felt the need to paint. But I never dared to draw a line on a paper, maybe because – having been so traumatized in the past – I always thought I’ll never succeed.
As I was thumbing through an album about the painter Spyros Papaloukas, I was deeply touched by a phrase of his notes saying that anyone can learn to sketch as long as he has a method to follow. From that moment, painting was no longer something inaccessible. It became an art with codes and secrets I could conquer.