This collaborative ethnographic film is about Skoros, an anti-consumerist collective in Exarcheia, Athens, that run a space where people could come and give, take, or give & take goods and services without any norms of reciprocity. Soon after came the Greek “Crisis”, a new kind of “here and now” focusing less on trying to do things differently and more on urgency, a need to provide solidarity to an increasing number of people that were nearing and falling below the poverty line.
Written by Andreas Chatzidakis & Pauline Maclaran
Research: Andreas Chatzidakis, Pauline Maclaran, Alexandros Korpas Prelorentzos
Project Supervision: Andreas Chatzidakis
Shot and directed by Athina Souli
Produced by Zoe Kanelopoulou
Executive producers: Andreas Chatzidakis & Pauline Maclaran
Sound operator: Giorgos Politakis
Edited by Stavros Symeonidis
Music Supervision: Elena Fornaro
Graphics: Lito Valiatza
interviewees (in order of appearance): Nancy Palta, Dora Kotsaka, Zoe Kanelopoulou, Elena Fornaro, Vanda Davetta, Heidi Zotika, visitor from Ghana, Lito Valiatza, Lila Kaniari, Babis Kavouras, Iraklis Panagoulis, Alexandros Korpas Prelorentzos
This project has been the product of the collective effort of all the members of Skoros.
Many thanks to the ” Center for Research Into Sustainability” and “Critical and Historical Perspectives in Management” (both at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London) for partly funding this project.