“Dear Devin. I write this letter from Lesvos. Here I do research for a documentary about postcards that travel between Greece and Turkey. I’ll be in Istanbul with you soon. I missed you so much. Giannis.”

In the short creative documentary Souvenirs de... the director Giannis Adrimis shows the audience, via encounters with three collectors from Mytilene and Izmir (Smyrne), that a Postcard is not only a photograph depicting a landscape or an event, but is also a historical and social document conveying many different stories and situations, a means of communication between peoples and cultures. With that in mind, Giannis also uses the Postcard to contact the other side of the Aegean.

Produced in 2012 as a part of the intercultural North Aegean Narratives project facilitated by MODE Istanbul and led by Istanbul Digital Culture and Arts Foundation.

This work is part of Doc Next Network media collection. For more information visit docnextnetwork.org

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María Yáñez curates: The Ones That Stay

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María Yáñez (digital media maker and researcher ) is Doc Next Networks first guest curator. Delving into our Media Collection, she selected a route guided by a personal intimate view that inspired by Galicia, the community where she lives, called The…


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María Yáñez (digital media maker and researcher ) is Doc Next Networks first guest curator. Delving into our Media Collection, she selected a route guided by a personal intimate view that inspired by Galicia, the community where she lives, called The Ones that Stay. Galicia is one of the provinces in Spain with a high rate of emigration. Young people are moving elsewhere, making Galicia ‘s population one of the most aged in Europe. María looks at the people who stay and take care of the ‘homeland’. As a starting point María uses Doc Next’s videos from Turkey, Poland, the UK and Spain, in which people speak about their ‘local’ worries. María’ s choice sketches the relation between a changing demography, capitalism and migration as seen by the elderly in Europe. The Ones that Stay have to struggle against the drain of people and resources in Europe’s small villages – a process of expropriation which is almost unstoppable. In these small villages María finds the Europe she can identify with. docnextnetwork.org/maria-yanez-se…ones-that-stay/

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