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THE MOVIE

Fotis Psycharis has been a teacher at a public elementary school in central Athens, Greece for 30 years. The vast majority of his pupils are the children of migrants and refugees. The absence of a common linguistic and cultural code prompts Fotis to develop other teaching methods. Combining many different arts, theatre is one of his tools.

SCREENINGS

Premiere at the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020

Late May 2020 online for 600 views
(More info to be announced by the Festival shortly)

THE TEAM

I look at the world with curiosity and joy, as if I discover it anew each day. I grew up bilingual (Greek-German) in Greece, a citizen of the world since age 6, when for 7 years in a row I would spend alone, with children from 5 continents, my summer holidays in the Alps in southern Germany, at a school full of colour, play, nature, were German was our lingua franca.

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Established in 2015 by Dimitra Kouzi, the company collaborates with producers, festivals, and distributors, including IDFA, Prix Europa, Vision du Reel, Institute of Documentary Film Prague, KineDok, and educational organisations, such as the Balkan Documentary Centre, Rough Cut Boutique (audience development for films at a development stage or in postproduction).

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Scriptwriter/Director/Producer: Dimitra Kouzi
Camera/Sound: Konstantinos Georgoussis
Editing: Nelly Ollivault
Music: Michael Kapoulas
Sound Lab: Kvaribo Sound
Sound Design/Editing: Vallia Tserou
Sound editing: Kostas Varybopiotis
Production Assistants: Rosie Diamantaki
Additional sound: Aris Athanassopoulos
Image Lab: 235
Colour correction/DCP mastering: Sakis Bouzanis
Poster/Credits Design: Daria Zazirei
Drawing: Sahel Ahmad Mirzai (5th Grade, Demotic School 54)
Translation/subtitle editing: Dimitris Saltabassis
Photographer: Katerina Tzigotzidou
Special effects: Yannis Ageladopoulos
Drone: Tassos Fytros
Trailer: Penelope Kouvara
Scientific advisor: Aris Kontoangelos
Subtitling: Authorwave – Head of Subtitling: Lisa Chryssochoou
Original music published by Illogical Music/Acuatrop LLC
World sales: Visible Films

With: Fotis Psycharis
Arif Hossain, Kacper Feliks Brendowski, Marseld Zalli, Nancy Bylykou, Katerina Alikai, Valia Arleti, Andrea Goubeniouk, Simon Mohamad, Mim Ali, Zeinab Jusefi, Saem Miah, Marios Kondylis, Hariglen Latso, Haralambos Assimakopoulos, Giorgos Rigopoulos, Sofia Sarantopoulou
Xanthi Bakogianni, Voula Samara
Nefeli Civeja, Iman Alismail, Akil Benshi, Bianca Stefania Curac, Oresti Dinkollari, Andrian Herea, Marianna Giolena, Elisabeth Egemole, Mario-Gabriel Eremia, Michail Zenelai, Nilwi Kanai, Emmanouela Kardasi, Sofika Kostitsea, Grigoris Koufogeorgos, Avtantil Matslatze, Marilena-Elena Pralea, Emy Salib, Adrianna Skopeliti, Amir Jawed, Bioalba Gebro, Sebastian Tsaoussis, Maria Kimiak, Tasmia Jannat Abul
Featuring
Pavlos Koufogeorgos, Driel Dachari, Dimitris Konstantinos Tagli, Alek Pasolari, Islam Sahidul, Vasilis Tomiak, Claudio Zavalani, Zeinab Ηammoud, Ahlam Benshi, Fatima Benshi, Zahra Haidapi, Christina Dinkollari, Maria Daniela Kourak, Roza Beatric Stan, Jeanina Ioanna Bouzatou, Emmanuel Salib, Maribela Ribai, Konstancya Nowak, Evanthia Rigopoulou, Emanuel Gjoni, Valentina Topalova, Iasonas Roussis, Reildi Dinkollari, Mariam Xachapuridze, Sahel Ahmad Mirzai
Lydia Benga, Katerina Fotiadi, Despoina Pliamou, Stathis Efthymiadis, Katerina Garila, Kostas Zoto, Athina Gatsi

We sincerely thank Dimitris Saltabassis, Despoina Pliamou, Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz, Magda Tzepkinli, Mit Mitropoulos

We especially thank Oliver Haffner, Albert Elings, Rada Šeśić, Heidi Elise Christensen, Steve Stafford, Russell Courts, Heather Quirk, Marieke Schroeder, Susanne Guggenberger, Thomas Ernst, Katya Trichova, Mai Damgaard Rasmussen, Anna Glogovski, Sorcha Hyland, Dimitris Trikas, Denise Andreola, Venia Vergou, Gianna Sarri, Kostas Aivaliotis, Vassilis Kosmopoulos, Anna Kassimati, Konstantis & Stefania Mizara, Iro Tsatsaroni, Loukas Fotopoulos, Giannis Chryssoulakis, Daphne Toli, Nikoleta Filosoglou, Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vassilis Paraskevopoulos, Vassilis Bisbikis, Stefanos Ganos, Father Filotheos, Mr Rafik, Marialena Spyropoulou, Monika Berg, Sevinc Yesiltas, Mohamed Elmongy, Μarion Aufhammer, Rosmarie Bryner, Tue Steen Müller, Dagmar Jacobsen, Eleni Kaskarika, Anna Schuhmacher, Natassa Efstathiadi, Andreas Siadimas, Maro Lagia, Tassos Akrivos, Filomeni Sotiriou, Marianna Saltabasi, Angeliki Mavroudi, Alexandros Koptsis, Melina Laina, Anastasia Protopsalti, Marina Bourtouli, Marikaiti Graikioti, Sotiria Kritikopoulou, Angelo Cagidimitriu, Loukas Gouldas, Panos Loukakos, Magda Bizaki, Ioanna Serafeimidou, Eleni Androutsopoulou, Thouli Missirloglou, Michalis Aivaliotis, Elina Vassilaki, Katerina Fotiadi, Prof. Angie Hobbs, Boris Borissov Cheshirkov, Sigurd Goth

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