PRESS RELEASE

 

Greece...I ‘m facing taxing times!

A documentary by Serafeim Ntousias

 

«Greece was the lighthouse that fell and now we must build it again, offering once more the light to the world»

Lakis Lazopoulos

 

“Greece… I’m facing taxing times is a full-length documentary by the director Serafeim Ntousias, a post-graduate student from the National Film and Television School (Royal College of Art) in London.

 

The theme of the documentary is not the economic crisis that Greece or any other country of the world is faced with.  Nowadays the situation in Greece, or any other country in the world, as most of you might be aware of, forces the people to walk down a one-way street lined with a feeling of uncertainty when it comes to their future, especially for the young generation.  The mass media constantly bombards us with current affairs programs that focus on the financial situation of Greece, broadcasting debates among politicians and consequently misleading public opinion.  However, the most significant problem, that of the effect of the actual crisis on the youth, is not dealt with, since young people do not have the chance to voice their opinion!

 

The documentary will begin with a historical reference to the past, a brief overview of the events that led Greece to this situation through the use of audiovisual material. Simultaneously, we will be listening to the views of eminent people and in continuation we will move on to the most significant part which will be the interviews of young Greeks living in both Greece and England.  If our budget allows us to, we will also interview Greek students living abroad in other countries.  The voices of the youth must be heard!

 

The central theme of “Greece… I’m facing taxing times” may be young Greeks form every part of the world, but that doesn’t mean that it is aimed at them alone.  The problem is evident.  People are no longer afraid to go after what they believe is rightfully theirs, and that is no other than the right to life itself.  Some of you are young, some of you were once young and some of you are raising children who face an insecure future.  We all have the right to a life filled with dignity and freedom.

 

The production crew of this audiovisual work consists of young people who are experienced in the production of audiovisual works, and do it with no financial rewards because we strongly believe that this effort of ours is also our ammunition against those who put us in this position in the first place.  We need you in order to create this film.  Your contribution is invaluable towards out efforts.  As a child asks his parents for pocket money to support his favourite school newspaper, in the same way we are kindly requesting that you fund this project so we can offer you a documentary which will represent every young minded person in this world.  Please help young people voice their opinion!

 

For this reason we have created the official website of the documentary: www.elladaeimaisedyskolithesi.com as well as the Facebook page of the crew: http://www.facebook.com/GreeceIamfacingtaxingtimes , so that all young people at least have this small electronic platform so they can express their views, write articles and in this way we will have the voice of youth shape the final script.

 

 

We are lucky to have the support of the following people:

Lakis Lazopoulos – TV Presenter

Nigel Farage – Member of the European Parliament for South England

Liana Kanelli –Member of the Parliament / Greek Communist Party 

Pavlos Xaikalis – Actor

Dimitris Seferiadis - Psychologist

Thanos Mikroutsikos - Composer

Ilias Livanos – Labour economist – Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

Katia Dandoulaki - Acctress (she will also assist us in the naration)

Sia Kosioni - Journalist

Titika Stassinopoulou - Acctress & President of the Euro Mediterranean Centre UNESCO in Greece

Tasos Doukis – Economist

Porfyrios Korompelis – Doctor Professor at the University of Athens

Kostas Tsianos – Director & Director of the Theatre in Thessalia

Spyros Limnaios – London Occupy

 

This vision is made possible by these people:

Director / Producer.........................................................................................Serafeim Ntousias

Production / Communication Manager..................................................................Aphroditi Azari

Assistant Director.............................................................................................Katiana Zachariou

Media Manager...........................................................................................Vassiliki Iliopoulou

Director of Photography.......................................................................Mireia Graell Vivancos

Camera Operator..................................................................................Alexandros Tolios Zisos

Camera Operator..................................................................................Antonis Tsiakos

3D Animator............................................................................................Pavlos Papadopoulos

Graphic Designer....................................................................................Panos Minogiannis

As. Production.......................................................................................Maria Sfakianaki

Sketcher......................................................................................................Gregoris Voulgaris

Set Designer.................................................................................................Renata Lytra

Composer......................................................................................................Giorgos Papalazaridis

Sound Designer............................................................................................Thodoris Mpampouris

3D Animator Title Sequence..........................................................................Michalis Xirouchakis

Web Designer............................................................................................Christoforos Somarakis

 

 

Research Team:

Theodosiou Stamatina...............................................................................Scientific Consultant

Veltanioti Eleni..................................................................................................................Sociologist

Xydaki Elisavet.............................................................................................Assistant Researcher

Katsipataki Maria..................................................................................................................Director

 

 

 

Our ancestors offered the light to the entire world, but why are the Greeks of today not even holding a candle?

 

 Regards,

The Production Team