Events - 14.09.2023

Screening of the documentary “Short Roma Stories”

MdM-Greece is organising a screening of the award-winning documentary “Short Roma Stories” by Stavros Psillakis at the Greek Film Archive, on Monday 18 September 2023 at 7pm (public attendance by invitation). After the screening of the film there will be a discussion on the social inclusion and integration of Roma in Greek society, in which the director of the film Stavros Psillakis and special guests will participate.


Eleftheria Koumalattsou, Coordinator of the Task Force for the Support of Social Integration and Empowerment of Roma

Costas Paiteris, President of the Association of Greek Roma Mediators and Their Associates,

Evgenia Zarokosta, Coordinator of the KLIMAKA Roma Day Centre

The discussion will be moderated by Elli Xenou, Programme and Advocacy Manager of Médecins du Monde Greece

Greeting: George Stamatis, Member of Parliament State of ND, Former Secretary General for Social Solidarity and Fight Against Poverty of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

MdM-Greece has been focusing on the health and social integration of Roma populations since 1997, having implemented 9 related projects in Attica and Thessaloniki in more than 10 different camps. They have recently undertaken the implementation of the Rom-boost Project, which aims at the social and economic empowerment of Roma populations in Greece (Attica) through intensive education and skills development.

The event takes place in the framework of the project THEO.RO (Establishment of a Horizontal Organisational and Strategic Plan 2022-2025) funded by the Active citizens fund, which focuses on strengthening and enhancing the sustainability of civil society.


Athanasia, Theodore, George, Chrysoula, are gypsies, who live and move around in Zefiri, Menidi and surrounding areas. They don’t live in tents and camps anymore, but in a modern urban environment each according to their abilities. Through stories they tell of their lives, their individual unique character slowly unfolds. They become people with dreams, hopes and disappointments, just like any of us…


  • 1st prize, (3o International Docum. Festival of Ierapetra, 2016).
  • 2nd prize (2o International Documentary Festival BEYOND the BORDERS (Castellorizo, Greece 2017)


Director – script writer – editing – sound recordist: Stavros Psillakis, Cinematography: Michalis Geranios, Original music: Vasileios Dimitriadis, Sound mixing: Vangelis Fampas, Assistant cinematography: Manos Kritsotakis, Production: Stavros Psillakis


Monday 18 September 2023

Opening time: 19:00

Hall 1- Film Archive of Greece

48 Iera Odos & 134-136 Megalou Alexandrou Alexandrou Street

104 35 Kerameikos, Athens

-Free entrance, upon invitation

The project THE.RO is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by Médecins Du Monde Greece. The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 15M grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow. More information: