editing “Passage to Europe”
Editing “Passage to Europe” a new version of the documentary “Goodmorning Mr Fotis” by Dimitra Kouzi.
For 30 years now, Fotis Psycharis has been a primary teacher at a state elementary school in the heart of Athens. Reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood population, the majority of his pupils are refugee and immigrant children from Africa, the former USSR, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Asia, who often regard Greece as an unavoidable but also convenient stop on their journey across Europe. Cultural differences, the lack of a common language, the Ramazan, Bollywood, the life lessons learned during the rehearsals for the graduation day performance, the hopes and fears for the future, all make up the unique reality of this class, consisting of 17 pupils from 7 countries.
- 2021, Τhe Japan Foundation President’s Prize at ΝΗΚ 2021 Japan Awards
- 2021, Best Documentary at San Francisco Greek Film festival
- 2021, Berlin Greek film festival