Interview of Daphne Matziaraki of “4.1 Miles” in Kathimerini
22 May 2017

The insert magazine K of the newspaper Kathimerini hosts an interview with Daphne Matziaraki, director of the Academy Award nominated documentary “4.1 Miles”. The interview took place as part of Mrs. Matziaraki’s participation at TEDxAthens 2017, which took place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

To read the interview in Greek, click here

The SNF has announced a grant to further support the promotion of “4.1 Miles,” through public screenings, the first of which took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York on March 1, 2017.

The film chronicles the plight of refugees fleeing the Middle East and the relentless efforts made by ordinary Greek citizens represented by Captain Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who are charged with saving them in their perilous crossing from Turkey to Greece.  A thesis project for Matziaraki’s Master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Journalism School, the film is a testament to the creativity and resourcefulness used to depict the global humanitarian crisis being played out daily on the shores of Greek islands.

Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation had stated in the past “People need to view the film themselves to get a sense of the urgency and dire circumstances of this truly humanitarian crisis. Moreover, the film spotlights and pays tribute to the heroic actions of citizens and philotimo of the Greek people, who serve as an example for all of us, especially and despite the fact that Greek people are going through their own socioeconomic crisis.”