New Vision II: Dinner for a few – by Nassos Vakalis / Aegean or the Anus of Death – by Eleni Gioti / Evaporating Borders – by Iva Radivojevic, Saturday, 23.01., 17:45 (Hall 3)
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Dinner For A few – by Nassos Vakalis
Greece/USA, 2014, 10′, no dialogues (animation film)
“Dinner For A Few” is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, “the system” feeds the few who foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps. Inevitably the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change.
The Aegean or the Anus of Death – by Eleni Gioti
Greece 2014, 7′, Greek with English subtitles
A mysterious man appears at locations in Athens where racist attacks have taken place. Why is he giving life jacket instructions? Who is he trying to save from the anus of death?
was born in 1982 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Media Theory in Athens and Cinema in Paris, France. She works as a researcher, writer and director for experimental and documentary films.
Evaporating Borders – by Iva Radivojevic
USA/Cyprus 2014, 73′, Greek/Arabic/English with English subtitles
Evaporating Borders develops a sweeping visual essay on global restrictive attitudes toward migrating populations. Guided by the filmmaker’s curious eye and personal reflections, the film dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus. Through a series of vignettes, it poetically weaves themes of migration, tolerance, identity and belonging.
spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus before settling in NYC. Her films have screened at various film festivals including IFF Rotterdam, SXSW Film Festival, HotDocs, Human Rights Watch, PBS, The Documentary Channel and were published by the New York Times Op-Docs. Her collaborative film Matthew 24:14 won the 2011 International Documentary Challenge competition for Best Director, Best Film and Best Use of Genre. She is the recipient of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2011 Princess Grace Film Fellowship, 2012 Princess Grace Special Project Award and was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013 by Filmmaker Magazine.