The Greek Way

I was watching the news during the recent banking crisis in Greece. People in Athens were out at cafes & bars drinking and eating. A BBC reporter asked “How can you do that?” Answer “well we don’t keep our money in the banks anyway. If we go down we might as well do it in…

Greek Carnival

Carnival time is a huge celebration in Greece and Cyprus. It starts on January 19 and continues for 2 months, culminating in the Grand Parade on the last Sunday. The day after, Monday, is Kathara Devtera (Clean Monday) when everyone goes on a picnic and to fly kites. After that, there is 50 days of…

Movies Made In Greece

In the 2nd part about movies and all-things-Greek, we will take a trip down memory lane with films that WERE made in Greece. Interesting to note that films with a Greek director, a Greek cast, Greek music and filmed in Greece managed to walk away with some kind of film award. Zorba The Greek (1964)…

This Movie ain’t Greek

Hollywood and the Film Community have long since decided that Greece and the history of Greece fascinates the world. Some famous movies come to mind that were NOT filmed in Greece and have NO Greek actors (unless they were extras and passed by unnoticed). I heard that the board of Greek Tourism bungled negotiations on…

Greece’s Uncertain Future

This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries…

Return The Parthenon Marbles To Greece

Debate at Cadogan Hall – 11th June 2012. Chaired by Zeinab Badawi of the BBC For the Motion Andrew George, British Liberal MP, Chairman of Marbles Reunited and Stephen Fry, actor, writer and broadcaster Against the Motion Tristan Hunt, British Labour MP & Historian and Felipe Fernandez Armesto, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame,…

I Am Greek

I was Born in Athens. My Sisters are there. – Independent Movement for the repatriation of looted Greek antiquities – “Rise” Original Music (Composed & Produced) by Ares Kalogeropoulos – Vocals by Ares Kalogeropoulos – Photography, Concept and Artwork by Ares Kalogeropoulos I am Greek and I Want to Go Home. I was made to…