Watch «One world, two sides»
The presentation of the film “One world, two sides” by Paraskevi Salavgia, sponsored by PAOK and produced by PAOK Action, enjoyed great success in its first official screening at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The feature was distinguished in the NextGen category, where the first screening was accompanied by a second straight afterwards due to the large number of people in the John Cassavetes Hall at the city’s port.
On Sunday, April 2, 1:00 pm at the Royal Theater, the autobiographical awareness raising documentary «One world, two sides» by Paraskevi Salavgia will be shown under the auspices of NTNG (National Theatre of Northern Greece) in collaboration with PAOK.
Entrance is free!
A few words about the film
The production of the film is supported by PAOK Action, which has embraced the effort from the beginning. «One world, two sides» moves on the border of social documentary and autobiography, with elements from inspirational and self-improvement movies (self help documentary).
Above all, however, the film is a dream and inspiration of the protagonist, Paraskevi Salavgia. Born prematurely with cerebral palsy and a left hemiplegia due to premature birth, Paraskevi fought her own struggle away from our eyes, «wrapped» in the love of her family. She battled for years so successfully that her disability almost passed into the realm of the invisible, the world of an «invisible» disability. She herself did not want to stay there.
Her dream is to speak to all those with difficulties, and their families. To encourage them to look for options, to find ways of empowerment and to enjoy life. In the film, she documents her own journey, the experience of the choices she made, subscribing with confidence and optimism to call to action of «dare to do».
Through the film, Paraskevi also addresses everyone else, something you understand also from the film’s title. It is addressed to eyes that perhaps are fooled, that forget that each person carries a whole world there…on the other side of the coin that we often overlook. The main focus of the film, beyond Paraskevi’s suggestions of options, is therefore the awareness of the part of the so-called «invisible» disability. A message of empathy, a prompt to think more about what that «other» person might be fighting against, with or without a disability.
A wish to all of us, to love this one world we share, in its every version.