Karpos, with the support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Greece, designed and implemented a storytelling and video creation LAB. People from different social and cultural backgrounds participated in the workshop (immigrants, refugees and Greek citizens).

The aim of the workshop is familiarization with the film process and personal expression through images and sounds. Starting from an introduction to the basic concepts of filmmaking and image creation to final editing, the participants had the opportunity to delve into the group process of producing a short film. The results of the workshop were presented at the "Art & Inclusion" event.


How can art promote inclusion, social cohesion and peaceful coexistence? How can art contribute to the vision of a fairer world without exclusion and discrimination? How does hate speech act as an obstacle on all of the above?

These questions were answered at the Art & Inclusion event on May 10 in Romantso, Athens. The attendance and participation of the people was great and moving for all of us. The next screenings of LAB films will be announced soon.


The workshop was divided into 10 three-hour sessions and concluded in March 2023. During these hours, students were taught the principles ofl storytelling and learned to operate film equipment to eventually create their own videos.

The subjects of their films vary as well as their approach, from documentaries to a more artistic and narrative approach to the subjects. The students of the workshop chose the subjects of their films by themselves and with the help of Karpos’ instructors they developed their script and did the final editing.

Karpos’ concern, as always, is beyond the acquisition of technical skills, to delve into concepts such as cooperation, communication, personal expression as well as organization and proper planning to achieve a common goal.


1. The city of faces (2023)

Film genre: Group film directing, poetic essay, documentary.
Team: Christos Angelidis, Stavroula Samara, Avra Stavroula Sotiropoulou
How do the faces of the city shape its identity? How does the ancient part of the city intertwined with the contemporary one? The creative team loves Athens’ peculiarities and explores them through the -one word- answers of the city centre residents to the question “What does the city mean to you?”.

2. Be Kind (2023)

Film genre: Group film directing, fiction
Team: Faith Barekye, Theodore Ali, Dimitra Paraskevopoulou, Samantha Sotos
How much do kindness and politeness cost? The film is based on a true story of a call center employee with disability. With their exceptional protagonist, the film makers want to raise awareness and motivate people to be more kind, even during a simple phone call.

3. People #404 (2023)

Film genre: Group film directing, poetic essay, documentary
Team: George Chalakheshashvili, Ornela Ntoko
“404 error” message appears when there is no access to a website due to an error. The film makers chose this title for the people we meet daily in the city, but in reality, we do not see them.

4. “Dikeosini” (2023)

Film genre: Group film directing, documentary.
Team: Aggelos Barai, Konstantinos Vlachopoulos, Nikitas Sifonios
An interview with the father of Nikos Sampanis, who was fatally shot during a police pursuit. The film deals with the pain of loss and puts in the spotlight the consequences of prejudices and racism towards a vulnerable social group.

5. Τhe Lightkeepers (2023)

Film genre: Group film directing, documentary
Team: Mustafa Noah, Olena Soinikova, Elli Xypolitaki
How does a school in Athens, that works on the weekends, help refugee children that have fled the war in Ukraine? How does it help ease children’s painful memories and experiences from the war?