Discussing the phenomenon of addictions, utilizing the perspective of director G. Zerva in the film "Where children fly".

A CFF laboratory

Animators: George Chr. Zervas, Evi Adamopoulou, Katerina Sourlatzi

Place of Implementation: Cultural Center of Chania


It is a workshop, which utilizes excerpts from the documentary of George Chr. Zerva "Where children fly" seeks to discuss with students how the director approaches the issue of addictions. At the same time, it aims to inform and raise awareness about the phenomenon of dependence. Using the tool of participatory dialogue, the aim is to create a space for open discussion and critical reflection on the problem of addiction, and on how this problem is treated and prevented. The workshop will be coordinated by director George Chr. Zervas and the employees of the Self-Help Promotion Program for Addicts of Chania.

Short CV of trainers:

George Chr. Zervas, Director - Producer

He was born in Prosymna, Argolida in 1960. From 1977 to 1982 he studied Chemistry at the Kapodistrian University of Athens and Directing at the Stavrakos School. In 1983 he continued in Paris attending the department of theatre and film studies of PARIS1 University, Sorbonne, with Jacques Guammar as director of studies. In 1986 he completed his postgraduate studies DEA under the direction of director Eric Romer. At the same time, he finished the creative video department – cinema-animation-video – at the Ecole Normal Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. Since 1995 he has been working as a director and producer of audiovisual and documentary films for cinema and television. His films have been awarded and presented in various festivals and TV channels around the world: Athens, Thessaloniki, Chalkida, Paris, Marseille, Strasbourg, Munich, New York, Rome, Barcelona, Karlovy Vary, Istanbul, Cork, London, Luxembourg...

His award-winning films are:
- The route of collection C. Kostaki"
"I LIKE HEARTS LIKE MINE – Markos Vamvakaris",
" THEY TELL ME NOT TO LOVE YOU – The Smyrna Political Song",
Musicians of the world in Crete".

Adamopoulou Evi

Evi Adamopoulou is a graduate of the Department of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the postgraduate program entitled "Social Clinical Psychology of Addictions and other Psychosocial Problems" of the same department. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly. Since 2012 she has been working in the Self-Help Promotion Program which provides psychosocial support to people with addiction problems and their relatives. Since 2018 she is responsible for the Self-Help Promotion Program of Chania. She is also systematically active in the field of prevention, developing actions for the prevention of psychosocial problems together with the school and local community.

Sourlatzi Katerina

Sourlatzi Katerina is a graduate of the Department of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a postgraduate student of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete of the program "Education Sciences, Critical Pedagogy and Teacher Education". She has completed the educational program entitled "Critical approaches to the field of addictions" implemented by the Center for Training and Lifelong Learning (KEDIVIM) AUTH and organized by the Self-Help Promotion Program of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Today she works in the Self-Help Promotion Program of Chania, providing psychosocial support to people with addiction problems and participating in the organization of prevention and social intervention actions in the local community. In the past, she has worked on migration in Greece and Italy, providing psychosocial support to unaccompanied migrant minors as well as adult migrant asylum seekers.