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: