Sometimes, Europeans think of Greece when they read articles about the financial crisis. Some others pass the Hellenic Ministry’s campaign signs in Times Square or London, advertising a perfect summer in Greece. Lately, there are also many demonstrations undertaken across Europe to support Greece.
But Greece, according to people heading up a new modern Greek cultural initiative, is much more than folklore music or articles about the Memorandum. That’s what platform ‘Σatellart-transmitting Greece’ aims to show: the aspect of the modern Greek culture.
The people in charge of the event, Mirto Rogga, Alexandra Papadopoulou and Mariella Kesisoglou, came up with the idea about five years ago, when they established the “Milano incontra la Grecia” (Milan meets Greece) Festival of Modern Art Creation in Milan, Italy. This year, the festival is also going to be held in many other European cities.
The three young girls intend to overturn the negative views of Greece by connecting it with foreign countries and ”transmitting” the idea that Greece should not be identified with crisis.
“It is a good opportunity to show the Europeans that Greece is something more than scandals and debts. Most of them have an incomplete image of our homecountry, which is not flattering but unfair,” says Kesisoglou.