The Updates

Moving Docs Outreach Workshop 2017

In April 2017, Moving Docs held a special three-day outreach workshop in Athens, involving a variety of European partners and industry specialists with the aim of taking the pan-European distribution of documentaries to the next level.

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Feeling Propelled and Amplified

Do you do outreach work around documentaries? Do you produce impact campaigns? Do you feel you’re building communities from scratch for every new project? We may have a proposal for you...

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Moving Docs attends Creative Europe conference in Cyprus

Moving Docs co-ordinator, Kyveli Short, and Yiangos Hadjiyiannis, Moving Docs partner from Lemesos International Documentary Festival, were invited to speak at a Creative Europe conference in Cyprus.

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Sonita wins at CineDoc Kids

Sonita won the Best Picture Award at the Athens Children's Film Festival, CineDoc Kids.

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New partners join Moving Docs

In 2017, we welcome 6 new partners to the Moving Docs family! :-)

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Moving Docs attends Docs in Thessaloniki


Moving Docs co-ordinator, Kyveli Short, was invited to be part of the expert group at EDN's 2017 Docs in Thessaloniki pitching forum.

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The Hope School for refugees in Skaramangas camp, Athens

 Journalist Patrick Strickland wrote an article for Al Jazeera about his impressions from the Hope School for refugees in Skaramangas camp, Athens.

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BUGS - Trailer

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Sonita Workshops in Athens

Moving Docs, in collaboration with CineDoc, invited Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, the director of Sonita, to screen her film and run a couple of workshops in Greek refugee centres.

Read on to find out Rokhsareh's impressions.

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Buy me? I'm for sale

Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film Sonita is a both a study of a fearless refugee girl determined to change the world and an examination of the limits of objectivity, discovers Kirstin Innes.

The teenager rapping into a spoon in the back yard is grinning wide, bursting with self-belief, clapped and cheered along by an audience of younger girls who clearly adore her.  Her lyrics are full of the kind of confidence that only comes with being sixteen (or thereabouts – she isn’t quite sure of her age). “My future is bright, don’t worry about me,” she yells, and her audience shout the chorus back at her and scream her name.

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This is Sonita – a teenage Afghani immigrant who fled the Taliban as a child, living in Iran without  papers, and now the star of an award-winning documentary about her life.

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