Time and space in our cities is narrowing; a consequence of a lifestyle pattern imposed by few and experienced as an alienating reality by the rest. Positively Different Short Film Festival was created to enable people voice themselves against oppressive structures, enhance their agency and defend the public sphere.
Our route intersected with the struggle to stop the construction of a metro station on Exarchia square and to maintain it as one of the few free public spaces of central Athens. Exarchia square except from a political symbol, is also a field of the community’s earthly struggle for quality time and space. And, as such, it should be defended by all.
On Friday, July 23, we shared some of the PDSFF films on the topics of public space and displacement, fostering reflection on what is at stake:
Between the hill and the marsh, 19′, Spain
Bladgoud, 26′, Netherlands
Suicide Candidates, 18′, Morocco
At the schoolyard, 10′, Greece
Reonghee, 15′, Republic of Korea