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Africa

DURATION: 48 min.

According to the IMF, Ghana is a case of success! The government, after faithfully following the IMF's recommendations for shrinking the public sector, fully liberalizing the market and carrying out privatizations, has now "achieved its goals". Nowadays, the country's economy is among the world's 20 fastest growing economies and the first in Africa!

However at the same time, 4,000 schools do not have any facilities and the students are having their lessons under the trees. At the clinics in the country's northern parts there is one doctor per 161,000 inhabitants! And small scale farmers, without any support from the state, have been left to starve, struggling alone in the free market's vast sea.

Growth... for whom?

MAIN CREDITS

Written and Directed by: Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by: Achilleas Kouremenos / Director of Photography: Vasilis Mourikis / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Research Coordinator: Georgia Anagnou / Editing: Anna Prokou, Vasilis Magkos / Original Music by: Yiannis Paxevanis / A Small Planet Production for Greek Public Television ΕRΤ © 2012-2013

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 1080p25 / Sound: Dolby Stereo / Languages: English, Greek, Groune, Talen, Kousaal, Dagbani / Subtitles: Greek, English

 
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DURATION: 56 min.

It has been called the “Rebellion of Dignity”. The spark that was set off by the self-immolation of a 26-year-old in a Tunisian provincial town spread like fire in the entire country. The cry of the Tunisians who demanded freedom and fought for their right to work shook the entire world and gave, once again, a historic role to optimism. Ben Ali, the once almighty dictator, fled the country and his corrupt regime was unmasked. The first revolution of the 21st century is a fact and the Arab world will never be the same again.

“29 Days” goes back to the beginning, to the roots of the “Arab spring”. Through the soul-stirring testimonies of those who were in the middle of it and the rich archive that they salvaged from the period of the uprising, the documentary presents the chronicle of the 29 days that changed the course of history.

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by: Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by: Georgia Anagnou / Director of Photography: Yiannis Avgeropoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Research: Andreas Vagias / Editing: Yiannis Biliris, Anna Prokou / Original Music by: Yiannis Paxevanis / A Small Planet production for Greek Public Television ERT © 2011-2012

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Greek, French, Arabic / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International

 
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DURATION: 55 min.

Have you ever asked yourself where does the fish you eat come from? If you had, you would be controlling a huge pirate industry which commits a crime in your dish! The ever-rising demand for fish in the international market has driven European and Asian fishing fleets towards the coasts of West Africa. Hundreds of industrial pirate ships are fishing illegally in the territorial waters of the nations of the area, devastating all forms of life in the ocean and condemning millions of Africans to poverty and hunger.  "Stealing from the Poor" was filmed in Senegal, where pirate fishing perpetrated by huge industrial vessels belonging to developed countries is depriving the inhabitants of this West African country of their main source of subsistence.

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by: Georgia Anagnou / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Director of Photograrphy: Yiannis Avgeropoulos / Editing: Yiannis Biliris, Anna Prokou / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / A Small Planet production for Greek Public Television ERT © 2010 – 2011

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Greek, Bengali, English, Wolof, Chinese / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International

AWARDS

BEST FOREIGN FILM / IX International Maritime & Adventure Film Festival - THE SEA CALLS / Saint Petersburg, Russia / April 2012

CROCEVIA AWARD / Festival delle Terre - 10th edition / Rome, Italy / May 2013

 
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DURATION: 55 min.

"Love hurts three times - when they cut you, when you marry and when you give birth"

Old African saying.

Excision is an ancient custom that survives to this day. An excruciating operation on the female body, which is mainly encountered in African countries. Across the world, 140.000 girls and women have already suffered genital mutilation (FGM). Six girls are being mutilated every passing moment. In Mali the percentage of sexually mutilated women reaches up to 85%!

Little girls that are being kept captive by tradition and superstition are being submitted to the cruel custom in a defenseless manner, experiencing awful consequences throughout their life. Both the government and activist organizations in Mali are struggling against the practice these past few years. Will they be able to beat a deeply rooted tradition?

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by Georgia Anagnou / Director of Photography:Yorgos Alexopoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri /Research Coordinator: Aggelos Athanasopoulos / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / Editing by Yiannis Biliris & Anna Prokou / Website Coordinator: Apostolis Kaparoudakis / Graphics: Sakis Palpanas / A Small Planet Production for  Greek Public Television  ERT © 2008-2009

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Greek, Bambara, French / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International

AWARDS

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY/ Patras International Film & Culture Festival - 11th Panorama / International Film Festival / Patras, Greece / October 2009
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Zeru_-_Poster_EN

DURATION: 56 min.

A crazy manhunt has broken out in peaceful Tanzania. Bounty hunters murder and mutilate Albinos so that they can take their limbs. According to the paranoid superstition streak that has been initiated by 161.000 Tanzanian witch doctors, the limbs of the bodies of those who were born without melanin in their skin bring good fortune and wealth. A horror trade of human limbs has been set up and is spreading like fire in the neighboring countries. The Albinos are being slaughtered like animals. They are the Zeru Zeru, the Nobodies, the Ghosts.

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by Nina Maria Pashalidou /Director of Photography: Yiannis Avgeropoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri /Research Coordinator: Aggelos Athanasopoulos / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / Editing by Yiannis Biliris & Anna Prokou / Website Coordinator: Apostolis Kaparoudakis / Graphics: Sakis Palpanas / A Small Planet Production for Greek Public Television  ERT © 2008 - 2009

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Swahili, Greek, English / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International

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