From August 1-8, the Vovousa Festival, the only event on Greek mountains, finally becomes an institution and the Doc on Wheels will be there!
In perfect harmony with nature protection and sustainable development, Exile Room - with the support of the US Embassy in Athens - will screen three environmental documentaries as part of the Festival, which combines cinema, exhibitions, concerts and a series of workshops for young and old, in a valiant effort to bring the public from urban areas to the mountain.
Hooked at 1000 meters, Vovousa got its name from the River Aoos and the clamor caused when it crosses, while the Festival began as a peaceful protest against the dam that threatens to forever change the lives of the locals. The "Docs on Wheels" will make a three-day stop in Pindos, helping the organizers to establish for good this new tradition and to offer long-term benefits to the region.
See screening schedule below and find out more about the festival: http://vovousafestival.gr
Moreover, the Exile Room, in collaboration with the Cinema Club Andros, presents a series of screenings under the program "Docs on Wheels" that will embrace the entire summer until the first days of autumn. Showcasing unusual films in unusual places - always with the full support of the US Embassy in Athens – the festival focuses on environmental protection and human rights, starting on July 16 with the masterpiece of Werner Herzog "Encounters at the Edge of the World".
The screenings will take place at Cine Yard, summer cinema Andros Cinema Club, which opened in 2010 in the outdoor area of the Municipal Theatre and is open every Thursday. See screening schedule below and find out more about the Cinema Club Andros here: http://androsfilm.blogspot.gr