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Mystery 168 Mobile Solar Cinema – July Part 2

Mystery 168 Mobile Solar Cinema – July Part 2

The Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival brings to Western Attica a modern traveling cinema that operates exclusively with the energy of the sun.

Contributors:

Artistic Direction & Curation: Gina Petropoulou, Kleoni Flessa
Educational Program Managers: Stefania Charitou, Alexandros Filippidis
Production Organization: Sofia Pouloupati, Antonia Pternea, Kyriakos Liarakos
Production Execution: Peloponnese International Documentary Festival, Kalamata Creative Documentary Center

A Production Of 2023 Elefsis Cultural Capital Of Europe
Project Coordination:
Georgia Voudouri – Director of Cultural Development
Neoklis Mantas – Head of Cultural Development

The Action is Supported by the Region of Attica
In collaboration with the municipalities of Aspropyrgos, Mandra-idyllias & Megara, and the Cultural Association of Megara “Theognis”.

Information:

Admission to the screenings is free.
All screenings start at 21.00.

From June 10th until September, the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, in collaboration with the Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival, presents Mystery 168 Mobile Solar Cinema, a contemporary traveling cinema that, starting from Elefsina, travels throughout the Western Attica to convey a strong environmental message.

Traditionally, itinerant cinemas used to tour the countryside showing screenings in open-air spaces in remote areas, they did not have the sole purpose of entertaining residents without access to movie theaters but the mission of conveying messages and information. Solar World Cinema, the international network of traveling cinemas that operate exclusively on solar energy, is doing exactly the same today. It visits Elefsina of industrial development and acute environmental issues, Aspropyrgos, Mandra, Megara, projecting an environmental message regarding renewable energy sources, sustainable cinema and green technologies. Its aim is to raise concerns about the environment and the identity of the wider region of Western Attica, to attempt to compose ecological messages using audiovisual media in a creative and original way.

For 12 nights in total, cinephiles and not only will have the opportunity to watch award-winning films, Greek and international productions, some of which are shown for the first time, and to talk with renowned directors, academics and professionals. At the same time, the “ecological” project of these film screenings is accompanied by a series of seminars – workshops with an environmental axis for children and teenagers aged 7 – 15, which draw their inspiration from the history of Elefsina, its industrial character and the Holy Mysteries of the ancient world.

The project is supported by the Region of Attica, while it is carried out in collaboration with the Municipalities of Aspropyrgos, Mandra-Idyllia & Megara, and the Cultural Association of Megara “Theognis”.

The entire mobile cinema equipment is powered by 100% solar energy. The solar cinema can travel to any area and is completely self-sufficient.

Screening schedule

FRIDAY JULY 21
MEGARA, ALSOUS THEOGNIDOS THEATER
Eating Our Way to Extinction (Premiere)

Directed by: Otto Brockway & Ludo Brockway
Duration: 80′
On our way to extinction, a hard-hitting and visually spectacular documentary, conveys the shocking testimonies and painful descriptions of indigenous people, who are already affected by the ongoing climate change. The truths recorded in the documentary can awaken, before it is already too late.

SATURDAY 22 JULY
MANDRA, FIELD PLATE RACHIS
Barricade – Road barrier

Director, screenplay: David Klammer
Duration: 83′
A documentary about the occupation of the Dannenrod forest in Hesse, which ended in December 2020. Through the recording of the daily life of the activists in the forest and their impetuous claim for better climate conditions, a spark of hope for a better future is born.

SUNDAY 23 JULY
ASPROPYRGOS, METROPOLITAN PARK OF GORITSA
Plastic pioneers (Premiere)

Directed by: Mike Wafer
Duration: 84′
Guest speaker: Stathis Galazoulas, Director
A wake-up call and inspiration to action. An invitation to travel to the coral reefs, to those places where sharks and seabirds congregate, so that viewers realize the enormous danger of the scourge of plastic that overwhelms every aspect of modern life.

Further Info

Environment
The second axis focuses on the Environment, sustainability and wellbeing, seeking new ways to take ownership of the city, and focusing on the need to redefine our relationship with nature and the environment as a prerequisite for sustainable development. The thematic axis Environment comprises the three themes/notions of “Demeter-Mother Earth”, “Persephone” and “Ecoculture Festival”, corresponding to significant features of the relationship between human beings and the environment.
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Mystery 178 Collecting flowers with her girlfriends

From 29 March to 8 April, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture presents in the foyer of Cine Eleusis Cultural Centre Mystery 178 Collecting flowers with her girlfriends, an exhibition dedicated to the flora of the Archaeological Site of Elefsina, created by the artist Violeta Diamanti-Meletiou and the teacher Irini Yovanou.


Mystery 197 Paper World - A Letter about Elefsina

From April 13th to April 16th, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture presents an exhibition with artistic creations by Nicoletta Granitsa (aka Magemeli, a name that is inspired by the “alchemical” society of bees), under the title: Mystery 197 Paper World – A Letter to Eleusis, at the Canteen – Art Hub.


PILOT CITIES

Presentation of the results of the 2nd self-assessment workshop of the international participatory planning programme Pilot Cities. The residents of Elefsina define the position of culture in their city today
as well as the priorities for tomorrow.


Mystery 14 Human Requiem In Eleusis

World premiere of the film by French filmmaker Stephan Talneau for the homonymous performance in the archaeological site of Elefsina, directed by Jochen Sandig and choreographed by Sasha Waltz, in the presence of its creators.

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