9-11 June 2023
The Municipality of Tripoli organizes a three-day film workshop entitled "Filming
of oral narratives from people of the Arcadian countryside", in the context of the European
In more detail the European project PRO.GRE.S.S. (Active green communities and storytellers for the
preservation of natural capital) is an initiative of a transnational network of communities
of people living in rural areas of four Mediterranean countries (Italy, France, Spain,
Hellas). The approach of PRO.GRE.S.S. starts from the Environment as a whole (Natural Capital)
and from Ecosystem Services.
Through this three-day workshop, new people and residents of Tripoli will be trained in
way of filming oral testimonies and will thus be able to record adequately
what will be told on camera by inhabitants of the Arcadian countryside: touching testimonies
issues of preservation and preservation of the natural heritage, enhancement of the natural and cultural
goods, conservation of biodiversity, ecological functioning of forest areas and its enhancement
function of connecting the landscapes.
Participants will develop new skills, get to know methodological tools useful in
research, educational or even in their artistic activities, they will "see" and will
"listen" in a new way to the stories of the rural people and thus will increase the
degree of their participation in the European debate on the environment and climate change.
At the same time, they will get to know practices, which they will then be able to implement as well
themselves in their own professional and social spheres of action.
It is an exciting journey into the realm of oral history, an opening to the world
of the Anthropocentric Documentary, the most up-and-coming genre of cinema, which gives the floor
to ordinary, everyday people. Through their own experiential narratives they are made
movies with truth, emotion and humor, that move, entertain, educate while
at the same time they trace modern everyday life, tradition, nature, History, the
Friday 9, Saturday 10, and Sunday 11 June 2023
Coordinator - Presenter of the workshop: Vassilis Loules, director. The lab will leverage
the experience of the award-winning director Vassilis Loule not only from teaching in the previous ones
Film Workshops in Greece and abroad, but also the one she acquired
touring 32 well-known Universities in the USA and Canada showing his films and
chatting with the viewers.
Declarations of participation:
Those interested can register for the workshop at the link here:
https://forms.gle/Y2JGhyB8twvkLs7dA . After completing the form, an informative email will be sent
with exact details about the workshop. Participation in the workshop is not required
professional experience in the field of cinema or photography. Participation in
workshop is free. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance
all 3 days.