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January 30th: A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi As part of the Kalamata International Documentary Festival, in the Auditorium Th. Angelopoulos, Labor Center of Kalamata On the Anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, politician, thinker, meditator, and a defender of peace and human rights. As part of the tribute will be screened four documentaries
Finding Happiness of Ted Nicolaou, 97 '17.00 : The documentary presents another, joyous life like a distant dream for most people
The Story of Gitanjali - Reba Som, 30 ' 19.00 : A documentary about Nobel laureate Tagore Ravintranath.
Mahatma A great soul of the 20th century the Vitalbhai K. Jhaveri, 48 'at 19:30 : Biography documentary on Mahatma Gandhi with rich archival material (Closing ceremony of the festival 20.30 )
The Stranger in a Foreign land. Demetrius Galanos, 50' 21.00 : Documentary about the life of a remarkable Greek scholar (Demetrius Galanos) of the 18th century, who loved India deeply , studied Hinduism   kalamata journal

January 20th-30th: Kalamata International Documentary Festival Festival The 3rd International Documentary Festival of the Peloponnese in Kalamata opens its doors on January 20th, in the Kalamata Creative Documentary Centre. Meanwhile, outside of Kalamata, part of it will be hosted in the other cities of the Peloponnese, Argos, Sparta, Amaliada and Gytheio. This year it is dedicated to "Human Rights and Refugees '. The ten-day program includes a panorama of 25 Greek and 50 foreign film productions, among them award winners in the last 2 years, and a number of seminars. 41 foreign films will make their nationwide premiere in Kalamata. All projections, parallel events and seminars will be free to the public.
Particular emphasis will be placed this year in the educational area (for the student audience there is a special educational zone during the festival daily 9 a.m. to 1.00 pm), with three thematic program: Human Rights, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage , Ecology, where students will have the opportunity for dialogue with the directors. Special events include an event for schools on Friday, January 27, when it will be connecting via skype with a refugee camp in Lebanon, for students to discuss with refugee children in Syria. Detailed information is available on the festival website in Greek and English: peloponnisosdocfestival.com. Source tharros:

January 15th : Hike to Agrilia and Poliani. The official program of the Mountaineering Association of Kalamata in 2017, starts on January 15th with the path that connects the settlements Agrilia and Poliani. The path was created in the period 1950 to 1951 to make the distance and the communication between the two villages shorter , replacing a previous route. Rising from Agrilia in an easterly direction on the slopes its greatest part is up over the "Tziroremma", one of the most impressive gorges of Messinia, which starts its journey from the western slopes of the northern Taygetos . Rich are the historical elements and monuments in these regions. In the extensive but sparsely populated Agrilisarea are found numerous old churches, some of which were built centuries ago and are remarkable Byzantine monuments. The departure will be at 8.00 am Sunday from the offices of Alpine. Hours of course: 6-7. Degree of difficulty: 2 (depending on weather conditions, the difficulty may be greater). Information - Entries in the offices of Mountaineering (every night after 9:00, tel. 2721097733) and tel. 6977716580 and 6977271643. Mountaineering Association of Kalamata

January 8th : "The Birds" An adaptation of 'The Birds' by Aristophanes for children by Kostas Katsoulaki.
For the first time in its history, the theater is Kalamata has selected an Aristophanes comedy in order to bring them into contact with ancient Greek literature and classic texts of the great ancient Greek writers through a spectacular, enjoyable performance with rich sets and costumes, imaginative choreography and joyful music and songs.
The adaptation, directing, and editing of scenery, costumes and lighting are Kostas Katsoulaki, music Michalis Christodoulides, the choreography of Maria Lada and assistant director is Evi Giannakopoulos. The premiere will be Sunday January 8, 2017.
The project will be presented in organized performances for schools of Kalamata and the region from 01.09.2017, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning at the Central Stage Regional Theater of Kalamata (Demosthenes 2). Phone: 27210 82616 and 6983 581 023. kalamata gr

January at Cinema Club Kalamata : The film Club welcomes the 2017 season with a small " tribute " to Time. This section is dedicated to the cinematic representation of a day, one that history unfolds in a single day, "concentrated" in a two-hour movie, with a strong dose of imagination and sometimes with an absolutely realistic mood, starting with the most delightful long day of world cinema
THURSDAY 05 JANUARY - Groundhog Day [1993] Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
THURSDAY 12 JANUARY - High Noon [1952] Starring: GaryCooper, GraceKelly, LeeVanCliff
THURSDAY 19 JANUARY - Locke [2013] Starring: TomHardy, OliviaColman, RuthWilson
THURSDAY 26 JANUARY - Rebel Without a Cause [1955] Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
Venue: Auditorium Theo Angelopoulos, Labor Kalamata Center Time: 21:30 Admission: € 4 Free entrance for people under 18 kalamata gr

January 4th - 8th: Theatrical production - "The Pleiades and the Morning Star"
This is a beautiful theatrical folk tale incorporating traditional visual and musical elements. Aimed at all age groups, it is a story of love, solidarity and human goodness. It will run from the 4th-8th of January in the Cultural Center of Kalamata and be performed by The Experimental Stage.
The show uses thirty-five actors and is directed by Constantine Maravelias. This is a performance which is of great importance to the cultural development of young people and children in the region. Tharros

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