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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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Cynical about the online world? Princess Shaw will lift you up

Amidst the gloom about social media, one documentary reminds us just how suddenly lives can change and unlikely friendships blossom – all thanks to online connections.

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There can be few things which evoke more cynicism than social media. The mere mention of Facebook or tweeting is enough to prompt a storm of muttering and shaking of heads among some. More often than not, it is not the dodgy commercial practices of these companies that seems to annoy people the most, but the supposed narcissism and short-term thinking of those who partake in this online life.

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#ZlatanStyle – the Winners in Greece!

Ask anyone about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and they’ll tell you that the Swedish striker is famous for scoring some of the most beautiful goals in contemporary football. To celebrate the Greek release of documentary Becoming Zlatan, which follows the star as a young player and discusses how he feels that youth football saved him, we thought we’d invite budding strikers aged 6–18 to share their gorgeous goals, #ZlatanStyle. The next generation of footballing superstars are looking pretty nifty if you ask us.

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Gilberto Silva and Diamanti Chouchoumi meet the next generation of football stars, at a screening of Becoming Zlatan

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