x, 2011 | MODE Istanbul - scouting (Greece)
This short film Paradise City is about the 12th Gymnasium of Acharnae which is situated in the suburbs of Athens, inside the former 2004 Olympic Village. A peculiar setting indeed for the youngsters who have several questions to answer regarding the ideas of residence, neighborhood, new friends, the city and their free time. So making this video gave a chance to the youngsters to share personal views, complains and perspectives, advantages and disadvantages, and how public space is used and misused. The project " The Youth Videomuseum Partnership, recording traces of our subjective culture" (www.videomuseums.eu) gives the opportunity to student teams and their teachers to think about their local identity and produce a collective short documentary. The project trains teachers and students in filmmaking under the guidance of professional filmmakers. Produced in 2012 as a part of Videomuseums project in Greece.