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Tagged Nicosia:

Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403

I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentary
that addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.

In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.
It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.
Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.

On a filmic note :::
Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.

And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: 
THE PRISM
.

Enjoy.

Jul 16
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.

Over Christmas I visited family and friends in Cyprus…

WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/25066588 

walking around the old town in Nicosia, I ran into Andreas. He asked if I was a journalist (to which I said yes) and suggested I check out his friend Stavros’ shop. According to him our meeting went down a little differently… Here is the dynamic duo.

On an inspirational note; Moma presented DocPoint this past week, a series of documentaries from Finnish directors. I checked out a few films and was thoroughly impressed. Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen’s Steam of Life was extremely well filmed on super 16mm film. The entire film is shot inside sauna’s all over Finland, exposing incredibly poignant stories that men shared with each other, sometimes for the first time. The nudity was beautiful and felt like being in a painting. It also had some great surprises, (like a pet bear jumping in front of the lens) which made for great comic relief. It was wonderful to see men represented with sensitivity and softness.

Another film was Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen's People in White. A fantastic depiction of the relationship between people with mental conditions and their therapists, as told by the patients themselves. It was shot in an old, unused building of a mental institution in 7 days. What’s really interesting is that the directors used both actors and the actual characters to represent themselves. The roles of all switch throughout the film, in that a person portraying a therapist then becomes a patient sharing her/his experience - the viewer is left guessing as to who is an actor and who is not. Complex, really brilliantly executed and at the same time offering important insights into the practice of mental care. Quite fascinating. Check them out if you can.

Jun 06
Over Christmas I visited family and friends in Cyprus…
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/25066588 
walking around the old town in Nicosia, I ran into Andreas. He asked if I was a journalist (to which I said yes) and suggested I check out his friend Stavros’ shop. According to him our meeting went down a little differently… Here is the dynamic duo.
On an inspirational note; Moma presented DocPoint this past week, a series of documentaries from Finnish directors. I checked out a few films and was thoroughly impressed. Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen’s Steam of Life was extremely well filmed on super 16mm film. The entire film is shot inside sauna’s all over Finland, exposing incredibly poignant stories that men shared with each other, sometimes for the first time. The nudity was beautiful and felt like being in a painting. It also had some great surprises, (like a pet bear jumping in front of the lens) which made for great comic relief. It was wonderful to see men represented with sensitivity and softness.
Another film was Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen's People in White. A fantastic depiction of the relationship between people with mental conditions and their therapists, as told by the patients themselves. It was shot in an old, unused building of a mental institution in 7 days. What’s really interesting is that the directors used both actors and the actual characters to represent themselves. The roles of all switch throughout the film, in that a person portraying a therapist then becomes a patient sharing her/his experience - the viewer is left guessing as to who is an actor and who is not. Complex, really brilliantly executed and at the same time offering important insights into the practice of mental care. Quite fascinating. Check them out if you can.
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.
Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403
I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentarythat addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.
In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.
On a filmic note :::Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.
And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: THE PRISM.
Enjoy.

Across the seas ::: http://vimeo.com/45797403

I’m dwelling in Mediterranean waters over the summer and working on my first full length documentary
that addresses the lives of political refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Cyprus. Specifically, it addresses tolerance, migration trends, nation-states/nation-building, changing global dynamics and collapse of Eurocentrism through the lens of current migration trends in Cyprus. It has been an interesting journey and a surreal one.

In between incomprehensible refugee stories of exile and plight I return to my life and consider my own reality.
It’s a difficult adjustment. But more than anything else, it reminds me to appreciate it all.
Here on a full moon night, we enjoy Xartini’s song…and appreciate the night.

On a filmic note :::
Here’s a brilliant film by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi that analyzes the crisis in Greece and elsewhere, political agendas and effects of privatization - it features Naomi Klein, Zizek and others. It’s brilliantly executed and free online ::: CATASTROIKA.

And another brilliant project from Greece, a web doc series that dig into all cultural, socio-economic aspects of the country ::: 
THE PRISM
.

Enjoy.

Over Christmas I visited family and friends in Cyprus…
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/25066588 
walking around the old town in Nicosia, I ran into Andreas. He asked if I was a journalist (to which I said yes) and suggested I check out his friend Stavros’ shop. According to him our meeting went down a little differently… Here is the dynamic duo.
On an inspirational note; Moma presented DocPoint this past week, a series of documentaries from Finnish directors. I checked out a few films and was thoroughly impressed. Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen’s Steam of Life was extremely well filmed on super 16mm film. The entire film is shot inside sauna’s all over Finland, exposing incredibly poignant stories that men shared with each other, sometimes for the first time. The nudity was beautiful and felt like being in a painting. It also had some great surprises, (like a pet bear jumping in front of the lens) which made for great comic relief. It was wonderful to see men represented with sensitivity and softness.
Another film was Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen's People in White. A fantastic depiction of the relationship between people with mental conditions and their therapists, as told by the patients themselves. It was shot in an old, unused building of a mental institution in 7 days. What’s really interesting is that the directors used both actors and the actual characters to represent themselves. The roles of all switch throughout the film, in that a person portraying a therapist then becomes a patient sharing her/his experience - the viewer is left guessing as to who is an actor and who is not. Complex, really brilliantly executed and at the same time offering important insights into the practice of mental care. Quite fascinating. Check them out if you can.
Over Christmas I visited family and friends in Cyprus…
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/25066588 
walking around the old town in Nicosia, I ran into Andreas. He asked if I was a journalist (to which I said yes) and suggested I check out his friend Stavros’ shop. According to him our meeting went down a little differently… Here is the dynamic duo.
On an inspirational note; Moma presented DocPoint this past week, a series of documentaries from Finnish directors. I checked out a few films and was thoroughly impressed. Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen’s Steam of Life was extremely well filmed on super 16mm film. The entire film is shot inside sauna’s all over Finland, exposing incredibly poignant stories that men shared with each other, sometimes for the first time. The nudity was beautiful and felt like being in a painting. It also had some great surprises, (like a pet bear jumping in front of the lens) which made for great comic relief. It was wonderful to see men represented with sensitivity and softness.
Another film was Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen's People in White. A fantastic depiction of the relationship between people with mental conditions and their therapists, as told by the patients themselves. It was shot in an old, unused building of a mental institution in 7 days. What’s really interesting is that the directors used both actors and the actual characters to represent themselves. The roles of all switch throughout the film, in that a person portraying a therapist then becomes a patient sharing her/his experience - the viewer is left guessing as to who is an actor and who is not. Complex, really brilliantly executed and at the same time offering important insights into the practice of mental care. Quite fascinating. Check them out if you can.

Over Christmas I visited family and friends in Cyprus…

WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/25066588 

walking around the old town in Nicosia, I ran into Andreas. He asked if I was a journalist (to which I said yes) and suggested I check out his friend Stavros’ shop. According to him our meeting went down a little differently… Here is the dynamic duo.

On an inspirational note; Moma presented DocPoint this past week, a series of documentaries from Finnish directors. I checked out a few films and was thoroughly impressed. Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen’s Steam of Life was extremely well filmed on super 16mm film. The entire film is shot inside sauna’s all over Finland, exposing incredibly poignant stories that men shared with each other, sometimes for the first time. The nudity was beautiful and felt like being in a painting. It also had some great surprises, (like a pet bear jumping in front of the lens) which made for great comic relief. It was wonderful to see men represented with sensitivity and softness.

Another film was Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen's People in White. A fantastic depiction of the relationship between people with mental conditions and their therapists, as told by the patients themselves. It was shot in an old, unused building of a mental institution in 7 days. What’s really interesting is that the directors used both actors and the actual characters to represent themselves. The roles of all switch throughout the film, in that a person portraying a therapist then becomes a patient sharing her/his experience - the viewer is left guessing as to who is an actor and who is not. Complex, really brilliantly executed and at the same time offering important insights into the practice of mental care. Quite fascinating. Check them out if you can.