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Films / 2009 -2010
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A Sea Change
A shocking story that draws attention to a very urgent but little-known crisis. Top scientists warn that a catastrophe may in fact play out in coming generations unless widespread awareness is raised to stop acidification of the world's oceans. Imagine a world without fish.
A documentary about Venezuela's ambitious classical music programs for the nation's poor. Known as El Sistema, was founded in 1975 by an amateur musician and professional economist named José Antonio Abreu. As the film details, 80-90% of the 265,000 children and young people in the program's schools are from poor families, many living in crime-infested, gangster-controlled neighborhoods where drive-by shootings are an everyday occurrence.
The story of three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, Arabic for "garbage people." Far ahead of any modern "Green" initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect.
An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate twenty-seven years after his untimely death. Intimately revealing the man behind the myth, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould casts a fresh light on the mysterious pianist whose ideas were as controversial, and his private life as passionate, as his music. The film features never-before seen footage of Gould, photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries.
Rhythms and Rhymes
Α portrait of the Greek hip hop scene. The film is divided into thematic chapters in which the creators and protagonists of the genre talk about the history of hip hop in this country, from its birth in the early 90s to the present day, with reference to its main features, such as DJing, MCing, graffiti, breakdancing and beatbox. Each chapter begins with single-minute excerpts (which, when put together, constitute a short film) from the lives of a group of Greek hip hop.
The Fire Factor
An investigative documentary produced by SKAI TV Greece, Anemon and WWF about the wildfires that devastated the Greek countryside in 2007. What factors led the fire to spin out of control? Why were the same mistakes repeated two years later with disastrous consequences in the outskirts of Athens? What can be done to prevent similar disasters in the future?