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Lydia Koniordou, Minister of Culture

16.03.2017 in Arts & Culture

Lydia Koniordou, Greek Minister of Culture, “I was ready for this new chapter in my life” “Greece has major assets in its rich cultural heritage, the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, the ingenuity of its people and their hospitality, the high quality local products. Culture can be the force that can dynamically combine these comparative advantages and bring new confidence, hope and prosperity to the Greek people.” ~ Lydia Koniordou Lydia Koniordou’s name is synonymous with Greek theatre and ancient tragedy. In November 2016, Alexis Tsipras selected her as the new Minister of Culture. Koniordou says that after a long fruitful journey in theatre, she…


18.01.2017 in Arts & Culture

CineDoc – Α Film Festival inspiring change Αward–winning documentaries traveling around Greece. Engaging dialogue between filmmakers and audiences. Art imitating life, with the most relevant issues at hand. This is CineDoc. Since 2009, CineDoc has been organizing screenings of award-winning documentaries across Greece, in collaboration with the Institut français de Grèce, Danaos Cinema, the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the municipality of Volos. Spanning nine months each year, the screenings are accompanied by a wide range of events designed to foster dialogue and inspire change. This year, refugee crisis, drugs, climate change, terrorism, Alzheimer’s disease, and LGBT issues are leading topics broached…

Holidays with Politismos

18.12.2016 in Travel

Holidays with Politismos This holiday season, we invited our feature writers in Greece to share their favorite holiday stories with you. From tradition to travel and carols to cookies, you’ll see that no matter where we are in the world, there is a common thread in this joyous season! Celebrating with loved ones, enjoying good food and being enchanted and inspired by the spirit of hope and good cheer that fills the air! My Best Winter Holiday, By Antonios Achoulias Since my early childhood I had deemed winter the most impressive season of the year – and the best for children. The…

Andrea Eis, Creating a Visual Voice to Silent Conversations

18.12.2016 in Arts & Culture

Andrea Eis, Creating a Visual Voice to Silent Conversations Artist and teacher… Andrea Eis is a Professor and Director of Cinema Studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her art is a creative blend of her academic influences (classics, anthropology and photography/film/video), bringing together film, photography and even fabric. Her recent exhibit, Marginalia, will be exhibited online with Politismos this winter. We had an opportunity to speak with the artist and learn how she is giving “visual voice” to the beauty of the words that captivate her… In addition to your work as an artist and professor of cinema studies, you also have degrees in classics…

Aegean Film Festival

17.11.2016 in Arts & Culture

The Aegean Docs Film Festival AegeanDocs, founded in 2013, is an international documentary film festival held annually throughout the 11 Aegean islands of Greece. The Festival aims is to introduce and promote documentaries while creating an international forum on emerging media and information technologies. Antonios Achoulias, culture feature writer for Politismos, had the opportunity to speak with festival director Kostas Spiropoulos shortly after the successful event held on Lesvos this past September of 2016. Q.This year’s AegeanDocs Festival saw a single topic chosen: the refugee crisis and marginalized groups. Why this one theme instead of a wider spectrum of topics?…

The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

06.11.2016 in History

The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities – Celebrating 40 Years The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities (EUA) is a Special Service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sportsunder the direction of Dr. Angeliki Simosi. Founded in 1976, its objective is the protection of the underwater antiquities. This year, the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities celebrates its 40th anniversary and Politismos had the great privilege to speak with its director, Dr. Angeliki Simosi. The EUA has a wide array of responsibilities, including research, care, conservation and preservation of underwater antiquitiess as well as the supervision of projects by various maritime and oceanographic institutions or…