Have you ever wondered if Cinema inspires political action or even creates social trends?
Can you think of a Hollywood film that awakened global consciousness?
WHAT: Does Cinema have the power to inspire political action or create social trends? The next edition of the New York Times’ popular and immersive “Athens Democracy Forum” is to be focused on the theme of “Democracy and Film”.
Set against a dramatic Messinian backdrop, a program of exclusive events has been designed to explore how film and filmmakers have helped viewers perceive current events and the world at large – and the impact this has had on political awareness and engagement.
The weekend will culminate in a thought-provoking discussion on Saturday, 16 September with a panel featuring distinguished filmmakers, actors and experts in a discussion moderated by artist and producer Ali Hossaini. This will also be complemented with a curated selection of films chosen by the panelists for delegates, helping to encourage further conversation on how films influence the political context of their time.
An exclusive package has been specially designed to enhance participants’ experience comprising of accommodation at one of the two Costa Navarino’s 5-star hotels, a welcome cocktail reception and a dinner on Saturday 16 September, private screenings, a philosophy walk on “Politics & Ancient drama” in the idyllic Messinian countryside and many more optional authentic experiences.
WHEN: September 15-17.
Insider Weekly, September 6, 2017.