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A short film story of reconciliation of the peoples of Europe by talented Stratis Panourios

“Potato-Eaters” is a short film based on a true story. It is the story that my father passed down to me from the time he fought in the war against the Nazi’sin Yugoslavia, between 1942-1944. More specifically, the story takes place in Montenegro 1944 with the retreat of the Germans and the return of my father home.
Now, during these tumultuous times, where COVID-19 is a serious issue worldwide, the EU is asked to consider its way forward and find a way to connect its countries once again, not only in terms of the economy but also in a cultural and social sense.
“The Potato-Eaters” follows the relationship of four soldiers from four different European countries (Germany, Greece, Italy and Serbia) that found a way to reconcile against their common enemy, mice. To be friends in the end.
The film takes place in Montenegro in 1944 and Athens in 1994.

Stratis Panourios

A professional Theatre and Filmmaker, Actor and Author. He has written plays, short stories, poetry, essays and screenplays.
He studied film directing at the University of Greenwich, London – New York College Athens and theatre directing and acting at the National Theater of Greece. He has directed more than 50 theatre performances and many short films, inside and outside of the borders of Greece. Has also collaborated with a diverse range of major theatres across the world and some of these include the National Theatre of Greece, The National Theatre of China and The Theatrical Organization of Cyprus.
He runs 1st Theatre Workshop, by the National Theatre of Greece in collaboration with Korydallos Prison in Athens and Anti – Crime Policy since 2016. Presented ‘The Tempest‘by William Shakespeare, inside the Athenian prison in 2017, Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov 2018, Glengarry glen Ross by David Mamet 2019. The Persians by Aeschylus 2021 (work in progress) He teaches Applied Theatre at the National and Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens.
Received the award from the international English magazine “Acquisition International” for its entire work: “Business Excellence Winner – Theater Director of the Year 2018 – Greece” And also was a TEDxAthens speaker in 2017.
Ηas written the book “Shakespeare on Mars” published in English by OnTime Books UK, since February 2021