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History
21'

By the aftermath of the Greek Civil War and by the new conditions of the global Cold War, more than 3,000 Greek children were placed in the United States, with fast-track adoption procedures ranged from legal to highly irregular. Humanitarian rescue or kid pro quo? Or both? Historian Gonda Van Steen tracks the blueprint for the first large-scale international adoptions, providing essential information to the hundreds of adoptees and their descendants, whose lives are still affected today.

K2: Chasing the impossible

Athletics
13'

Astonishing moments from the winter ascent of the peak of K2, as recounted by Antonis Sikaris, the only Greek climber to participate. During the climb, which lasted from December 2020 to January 2021, five experienced climbers lost their lives: Sergi Mingote, Atanas Skatov, Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri.

The last "whistlers"

In Antia, a mountain village in Euboea, the few remaining inhabitants speak "Whistling." A unique language that consists of whistling sounds, its origins are lost in the mists of time.

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In stages, Istorima is opening public calls for young Field Reporters from every prefecture of Greece. Istorima is part of the “Recharging the Youth Initiative” of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), our founding donor.

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