Hello. And welcome to Dimitra's Guide to Thessaloniki. lol.
So one of the projects I have been working on, since this February, has been acting and creatively making "Dimitra's Guide to Thessaloniki" with Ali Cem Dogan, a friend and classmate here in Thessaloniki. The idea for us to make this mock-documentary was on the day of our first shooting, Katheri Deutera when for some odd reason, I could not stop mimicking the Greek-English accent. It was hilarious and then we thought, welp, why don't we actually make this into something. So, while our friends were having a picnic, we started to shoot.
Now, one key thing to understand about this "Dimitra's Guide to Thessaloniki" is that it is a comedy, meant to be shocking, ridiculous, and clearly stupid. However, some people, some very serious people have found it rather insulting to Greek people. So, I was wondering why they find it insulting? And the clear answer to me was NATIONALISM.
Oh what a fun topic for today! Nationalism!
Especially in this globalized world, where geographical borders are rendered obsolete and artificial intelligence charts human choices, nationalism seems to be clinging to the world like extra fat on my gut, stubbornly. I mean, I get it. Trust me. Ones sense of Identity, individuality, authenticity is surely troubled during these times. But, I would like to mention that the scale of importance that my video has in the scheme of life is very, very low. So why are all your boxers and panties in a twist?