Help Our Greek Youth Identity Film

$4,628 of $15k goal

Raised by 63 people in 8 months
Panayioti Yannitsos  V6Z0B2

Freedom Besieged is a feature-length documentary film concerning the current economic and political climate of Greece and specifically how such has impacted the development of the nation's youth.

Funds donated are used to assist with flights, equipment rental costs, and post-production costs including picture editing, sound design, score composition, visual effects, and finishing.

To date, included in this documentary:

American linguist and political activist NOAM CHOMSKY.


Greek New Democracy party leader KYRIAKOS MITSOTAKIS.


Former Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 US Democratic Presidential Nominee MICHAEL DUKAKIS.


Former Athens city councilwoman and professional basketball player YVETTE JARVIS


Four time Olympic medalist PYRROS DIMAS.


Physician DR. VASSILIS XERAS.


Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission, MARGIRITIS SCHINAS.


Hungarian-born renown speaker and best-selling author GABOR MATÉ.


World-renowned brand strategist PETER ECONOMIDES.


Highly regarded clinical psychologist DR. JORDAN B PETERSON.


We spent an entire week documenting a youth development camp run by Canadian-Greek JOHN KARKALATOS in the village of Kiveri (two hours southwest of Athens).


APOSTOLOS SIANOS, operator of an eco-village in the mountains of Euboea.


Theatre actress and director EIRINI FANARIOTI.


Greek youth in the anarchist neighbourhood of EXARCHEIA.



Young entrepreneur & synth manufacturer YANNIS LAKOUMAKOS.


TAXI DRIVERS outside Syntagma Square.


HOMELESS RESIDENTS curbside in the neighbourhood of Omonoia.



Young Greek volunteers at the CityPlaza refugee hotel in downtown Athens.


PROFESSORS from the University of Athens.


Philosophy and theology STUDENTS from the University of Athens.

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Update 4
Posted by Panayioti Yannitsos
5 months ago
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As some of you may know, in mid November I will be speaking with NOAM CHOMSKY and MICHAEL DUKAKIS in Boston for an upcoming documentary film. One-on-one, I will discuss with each the impact the current era of austerity and economic downturn in Greece has had on the youth of the nation. We are less than $2,000 away from reaching our current goal. Please DONATE, if you haven't already, as your contributions allow the film to recoup its travel and equipment costs to date. Join us as we give the youth of Greece a voice on the global stage and bring their issues to the table of planet Earth's most trusted and valued intellectual minds.
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Update 3
Posted by Panayioti Yannitsos
7 months ago
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We have raised $4,000! I am beyond words. The international community has spoken. We will change the perception of Greece. We will highlight the issues. We will spotlight those a part of the solution and move forward, together. Thank you.
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Update 2
Posted by Panayioti Yannitsos
7 months ago
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We have raised $3,000 and have arrived at the half way point of this campaign. To everyone who has reached into their pockets, whether it be $10 or $200, you have contributed to a cause that will change the global perception of Greece forever. As filmmakers, we hold in our hands a very powerful tool, and that is the freedom to speak loudly to the international community and induce change. Please, if you haven't donated already, give the youth of Greece a voice because they, ultimately, will carry Greece into the light.
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Update 1
Posted by Panayioti Yannitsos
7 months ago
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Over $2000 from close to thirty donors! We are a third of the way there!! Together, we will give the youth of Greece a voice on the global stage. They need our support and vote of confidence as they carry the heavy responsibility of bringing Greece back into the light amidst this current era of austerity and economic downturn.
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$4,628 of $15k goal

Raised by 63 people in 8 months
Created August 24, 2016
Panayioti Yannitsos  
GC
$100
Gearbase Camera
4 months ago
DP
$50
Dimitri Perdicaris
4 months ago

Best of luck megale!

KG
$25
Kenny G.
5 months ago
PY
$200
Panayiotis Yannitsos
5 months ago

Good work Pan

$30
Anthony Del Pino
6 months ago

Cool project. I admire your vision and dedication. Keep it up.

$200
Anonymous
6 months ago
$20
Anonymous
7 months ago
BT
$20
Brittany Thomson
7 months ago
CP
$25
Cody Peterson
7 months ago
RS
$20
Robel S
7 months ago
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