Kickout Poverty – by Menelaos Karamaghiolis , Saturday 19.01.2019, 15:30, Cinema 1

Greece 2017, 66 Min, OmengU, FSK: 18


In a global football tournament in Poland, the Greek team wins the fair play award – this is the National Homeless team of Greece. Competing against homeless teams from all over the world, winning and losing, scoring and being scored at, the team proves that football can act as a gateway to socialization, acceptance and social inclusion. With these ‘weapons’ in their arsenal, the players highlight how playing on the team has helped them to deal with the hardships of a life lost.

Menelaos Kramaghiolis

is a film director, producer and writer. He has directed the short documentaries “ΑLPHEUS” (1985), “AVE MARIA” (1986), “THE COLOSSUS OF THE SUN” (1987) and the awarded, both in Greece and abroad, feature Length docs “ROM”(1989) and “GLORIA OLIVAE”(1987).

Both feature fiction films he has directed :  “BLACK OUT” and “J.A.C.E.” are international co-productions and have been screened in many international film festivals gaining numerous prizes.

The documentary TV series “MEETING WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE” which he is directing and producing has been characterized by the press as “the doc-series of the year for 2012” and many of those documentaries have been screened in major festivals around the world.

His most recent video-art project : “AGRIMIKA – REMINISCENCES OF AN UNPROCESSED LEATHER TECHNICIAN” was exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale while his video art project  “PERA APO TA ORIA” was screened at the National Museum of Contemporary Art.