Still from the film Third Kind. Image © Yannis Kanakis

December 10, 2020

Screening of “Third Kind” (Yorgos Zois, 2018)

and Discussion with the Director
Online film screening

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) is organizing an online screening of the Greek sci-fi film Third Kind (2018) and a discussion with the director, Yorgos Zois.

With abandoned Ellinikon airport in the background, this film invites us to contemplate ruination, nostalgia for a future-present, economies of abandonment, and collateral populations and spaces. The director describes Third Kind as follows: “Earth has been abandoned for a long time and the human race has found refuge in outer space. Three archaeologists return to Earth to investigate where a mysterious five tone signal is coming from…”.

Director Yorgos Zois, left, and discussant George Μantzios (University of Toronto).

In collaboration with the University of Thessaly’s Greek Future Archive of Socialities Under Quarantine research project and Anthrobombing platform.


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