Ever wondered what everyday life could be on a small island? Have you ever visited a famous tourist destination during the off-season? What about life beyond the picturesque postcards? Rural areas often lack services, employment opportunities, leisure activities and other things that you can typically find in bigger cities. As such, it is not uncommon to see young people chasing life in more urbanised areas, many times out of the need for an adequate quality of life. But is this all there is to it?
In this project, we aim to shed light on such issues, inspiring change and having a positive impact on rural communities. Participants from Estonia, Slovakia, Sweden and Greece will get to give their own answers by actively interacting with the locals while capturing and sharing their stories through documentaries. The goal is to raise awareness about the challenges many rural areas face as well as to promote the perks of life on a Greek island. At the same time, participants will acquire hands-on experience of the whole process of filmmaking, from pre-production to editing and sharing a documentary of their own. We hope to not only have an impact on the local community but also inspire the participants to turn their focus on rural areas of their own countries and abroad. So, are you up for it?