New Diaspora

New Diaspora is an independent web documentary movement, focusing on the new generation of Greeks living abroad during the crisis in their homeland.
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Nicolas Stamboulopoulos
Video / Web
Amsterdam
Netherlands
12 Team Members
 
Exciting news! Indiegogo has granted us an extension to our crowdfunding campaign!
On Friday May 17th 2013 we will receive all the funds contributed so far, and continue our worldwide journey with you. Please choose one of our Odyssey-inspired perks on the right column, and don't wait until the last moment to support us. Even the smallest amount counts!
 
Συναρπαστικά νέα! Το Indiegogo ενέκρινε παράταση στην καμπάνια μας!
Την Παρασκευή 17 Μαΐου 2013 θα εισπράξουμε το ποσό που θα έχει συγκεντρωθεί μέχρι εκείνη τη στιγμή, και θα συνεχίσουμε μαζί σας το ταξίδι μας στον κόσμο. Παρακαλούμε επιλέξτε από τη στήλη δεξιά ένα από τα -εμπνευσμένα από την Οδύσσεια- δώρα μας, και μην περιμένετε μέχρι την τελευταία στιγμή για να μας ενισχύσετε. Ακόμα και η μικρότερη συνεισφορά μετράει!
 
The first New Diaspora web documentary is now online!

Army of One: Katerina Kozadinou
 
In order for us to produce thematic webisodes with stories of Greek people around the world, we need your support. We have only a few days left to reach our target. Even though we have a long distance to cover, nothing is lost yet. Together, we can make miracles happen!

It's time to tell our own part of the story.

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New Diaspora is an independent web documentary movement, focusing on the new generation of Greeks living abroad during the crisis in their homeland.

The main narrative drive is a short documentary series directed by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos, who lives and works in Amsterdam since October 2009. The documentaries will be thematically categorized (cultural shock, nostalgia, employment opportunities, stereotypes and discrimination, political instability, etc), allowing for a diverse mixture of Greeks all over the world to share their views and reflect on their personal experiences.

This is an expanding and ongoing project. The more funding we can get, the further we can travel in order to record the stories of this unprecedented migration phenomenon. Hopefully, we'll manage to reach expatriate Greeks in all five continents.

At the same time, New Diaspora is crowd building an online community, where Greeks and non-Greeks alike can share their own content and opinions. Documenting themselves on video, sending pictures, writing open letters and articles, as well as implementing creative ideas that relate to the subject of our platform. Infographics, comics, mobile apps and all sorts of interactive means of communicating with an international audience.

Our impact so far

Beginning our journey from what unites us instead of what divides us, our aim is to intervene jointly and dynamically in the public debate concerning what’s happening in our homeland. Also, to redefine our common identity and to offer an alternative perspective on the international image of Greeks.

Further than that, we intend to apply political pressure for matters that are important to us. Like our fundamental right to vote from abroad, like almost everyone else in the world does.

In addition, New Diaspora is a collective statement: No matter how far we live from our country and for how long, we will always stand by the ones we left behind. That’s why we have decided to donate 5% of our crowdfunding income to The Greek Medecins du Monde.

Medecins du Monde

So far, our project has been entirely self-funded. It's taken us almost two years to develop it, and it's going to take about a year until we complete the first cycle of our mini documentary webisodes. We have fees to pay to a number of people, equipment and international travel costs, web design and maintenance, community and content management, and all sorts of legal, administrative and accounting expenses involved in the process. Still, we try to keep our budget as low as possible, because what's most important in this journey is the fact we are all together in the same boat.

That's why we call it a "movement". Apart from supporting our crowdfunding campaign, you can also share your own stories and join our team; either by promoting our initiative in social media, or by giving us a hand with translations, subtitling, app development and other crowd sourced tasks.
 
Our analytical budget for the next 6 months
 
our analytical budget for the next 6 months
 
Producing a first cycle of 6-8 short documentary webisodes and sustaining our online presence exceeds our crowdfunding goal by far. And these are guerrilla prices we are talking about, with symbolic fees for our team members and no margin of profit whatsoever.

In order to make this happen and keep it going, we’ll need to apply for state and EU subsidies, and also attract private sponsors. Preferably without resorting to an overload of adds and pop-ups invading our website.

Selling our documentaries to TV broadcasters is not really an option, since they would object to the free and unrestricted availability of our online content.

*Indiegogo commission includes credit card costs.

The philosophy behind our perks is to promote Greek products and tourism, at the same time bringing our backers in contact with our rich cultural heritage. Maybe that's not enough to save the devastated Greek economy, but at least it's a small step towards its eventual rejuvenation.

Let's make this happen.

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$4,720USD
raised by 92 people in 2 months
7% funded
No time left
$66,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on May 17, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Lotus-eaters

    Big thanks for coming on board with us! Let's not forget who we are, where we come from and how we got here. Download our webisodes and trailer in Full HD.

    12 claimed
  • $25USD
    Cyclops

    Nobody blinded the Cyclops, who will never get to see our poster hanging on his cave. Plus all of the above.

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    Aeolus

    Let the wind carry the seeds of our stories, by wearing the t-shirt with our logo in public. Plus all of the above.

    19 claimed
  • $100USD
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    Even the worst adversities eventually come to an end. Two boxes of organic herbal tea with Krocus Kozanis (saffron) will help you stay calm. Plus all of the above.

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    Making sure that nobody will turn you into a pig, a 250 gr jar of top quality Greek honey (thyme) will sweeten you up and keep you healthy. Plus all of the above.

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    Nekyia (Underworld)

    A gathering of ancient souls, right in the middle of Homer's Odyssey. The cornerstone of Greek and Western literature, in a magnificent translation by Robert Fagles (hardcover). Plus all of the above.

    2 claimed
  • $500USD
    Sirens

    Let them sing their hearts out. All you care about is those 3 litres of organic extra virgin Greek olive oil (certified and awarded). Plus all of the above.

    1 claimed
  • $750USD
    Thrinacia (Helios' cattle)

    If only Odysseus' crew members were vegetarians... Join us for dinner, and come to our party in Amsterdam! Need we say more? (two persons - transport costs not included). Plus all of the above.

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    Scylla & Charybdis

    Boat just sunk and all comrades are lost. It's time for a drink. A wine set of indigenous grape varieties, bottled with care by Greek wine producers. Plus all of the above.

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    Need a break? Relax and enjoy the Greek sun and hospitality, by spending 5 nights at a 4 star hotel of your choice (two persons - transport costs not included). Plus all of the above.

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    Scheria (Phaeacians)

    To honor you for your great generosity, we welcome you in our team, giving you associate producer credits, updates and privileges. Also, a unique wooden boat miniature, chosen personally by Nicolas. Plus all of the above.

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    Ithaca

    "Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean" (C.P. Cavafy). Your tickets for a 7-day luxurious cruise in the Greek islands await you (two persons - transport costs not included). Plus all of the above.

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