AFTERWARDS data for 2017
A version of the contemporary Greek society characterised by solidarity and reflection a whole world struggling to look onwards to the future.
A lifeguard who teaches refugees how to swim, two blind people communicating through sculpture at the NPO “Lighthouse for the blind”, the preparation of the front page of a big cooperative newspaper, a Syrian cantor and musician, a Congolese feast at Lesvos, a personal ad… What do they all have in common?
All these and many more are the pieces of the mosaic depicting a version of the contemporary Greek society characterized by solidarity, by the need to enhance cooperation and reflection on our lives in order to claim a more spiritual every day life.
However, at the same time, one can discern the loneliness of those who crave to find a life partner or a friend while fantasizing about an elsewhere. A whole world struggling to look onwards to the future.
The film "AFTERWARDS - data for 2017" is a journey in today's Greece. A reflection on the search for identity, creativity, diversity, human rights and, above all, solidarity as a prerequisite for social cohesion and personal happiness.
We strive with anxiety and respect for the understanding of the of the afflicted but active Greek society, the attempt to reorganize it, looking ahead to the future.
I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.