The CiNEMATHESIS non-profit society realised, with support from the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation, the educational programme “Small Schools – Big Screen” in the islands of Serifos, Kalymnos and Telendos in late Spring 2021.Through the workshop, the art of cinema went travelling to reach islands in the remotest, isolated parts of Greece, so that small groups of pupils are not excluded from contemporary culture.

“We visited the Nursery School of Serifos, at Panagia, as well as the Primary School and organised evening screenings at the island’s harbour. In Kalymnos we spent the last day of the school year with the 6th grade of the 2nd Primary School at Hora, Kalymnos. From there we travelled on the local boat to Telendos, where the one and only pupil was waiting for us; after dark, we had an open air cinema experience as we watched a film on the beach together with the island’s handful of permanent residents.”

Gianna Deligianni, film director, founder of CiNEMATHESIS