The evening will begin with a screening of the documentary film Guardians of the Aegean, produced by filmmaker Omiros Evangelinos, in association with Cousteau Divers, a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to study and protect marine life worldwide.
Filmmaker Omiros Evangelinos sets out on a five-year odyssey, while sailing on his traditional Caique (formerly an artisanal fishing boat) through the Cyclades, to research the impact of overfishing and the struggle of artisan fishermen throughout the Aegean Sea.
His aim is to depict the struggle of small, coastal, artisanal fishing communities against catastrophic industrial-scale fishing and the adverse effects of the monoculture of tourism. Along the way, the news of a conservation project initiated by Pierre-Yves Cousteau brings Omiros and his crew to the island of Santorini, where they witness Pierre’s efforts in bringing together artisanal fishermen, scientists and local politicians to establish a Marine Protected Area, one of the few bottom-up conservation initiatives in the world.
Omiros will be with us on that day to introduce his film and set the scene for the discussion.
Join us for what promises to be an exciting evening of culture. Doors will open for registration at 17.15. The 90-minute long film will be screened at 17.45 sharp, followed by a discussion, Q&A session, and drinks reception.
Admission to this event is free and EBRD staff members need not register. External guests will have to register online by Tuesday 27th February 2018.
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