Stratis Vogiatzis & Konstantinos Koukoulis
Greece, 2016, 45’
FRIDAY / November 3rd / 18:00 // Cinema Muzeul Țăranului – Romanian Premiere – Q&A
|Cinematographer: Stratis Vogiatzis
Editing: Ioanna Poyantzi
Producer: Caravan Project
|Synopsis: Massimo is from Ethiopia and lives as a homeless person in an Athenian neighborhood. He spends his time painting relentlessly in his hut.
Just as a monk dedicates himself to his own personal path, Massimo sees this temporary state of his as a process of strengthening his consciousness, as an experience of initiation into a reality defined by his spiritualism.
Stratis Vogiatzis is a photographer, filmmaker and an athropologist. He studied Economic and Political Sciences in Thessaloniki and Social Anthropology in Amsterdam dealing with children and Political violence. Among others he worked with children in Palestine, as a teacher and educator at the gypsies communities in Thessaloniki (Drom) and as a researcher for the educational ngo IALE in New Delhi. He has worked in more than 30 counties in assignments and creative projects as a photographer and filmmaker. He has published several books and he exhibits regularly worldwide. His works belong to museums and private collections . He has directed several independent documentary films that distinguished and won awards in international film festivals. In 2011 he initiated with a team of artists and researchers the caravan project founded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation a long term journey around Greece that aims to document and reveal inspiring personal stories. Caravan Project is considered one of the most prominent cultural projects in Greece today.
Konstantinos Koukoulis usually makes films or shoots pictures. Otherwise, he is strolling around. Sometimes he combines them all.
He is a big fan of the “slow movement” philosophy. He drove all the way to the Balkans, Middle East, north Africa, Central and Eastern Europe including Transnistria. One of his dreams came true, when he completed a lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife with a caravan. He studied Cultural Technology and Communication at the Aegean University in Greece and interned at the School of Fine Arts in Granada, Spain. Some of his films have been awarded and some of his pictures published.
19th Thessaloniki International Film Festival