Experiencing Interruptions?


Fonès is a community art project film based on free expression. The idea was conceived during the lockdown of May 2020, when the sudden isolation from the rest of the world and the unexpected uncertainty and instability made us reconsider our priorities, our desires and goals. Inspired by Krzysztof Kieślowski’s film “Gadajace glowy” (transl. Talking Heads), we decided that this was the most appropriate moment to bring to the fore the social poll he conducted in 1980 in Poland: Who are you? What do you desire most in life?
With simple tools and DIY philosophy our team endeavoured to record the way we perceive the world today, but also our place in it. We invited people of every country regardless of age, gender or status, to respond to these seemingly simple questions, directing freely a short, improvised video.

Uniting all those voices (fonès) in a short film, we attempt to shed light on the collective portrait of society at this moment in time.

In a “hypnotized” urban landscape with a dreamy atmosphere, we entered people’s lives, giving a voice to their thoughts.

  • Dafni Crema
  • Alkisti Karlou
  • Margarita Prifti
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Social, Community, Art, Experimental, Documentary, DIY
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 47 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,110 EUR
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Director Biography

The Project Fonès Team

Dafni Crema, Alkisti Karlou and Margarita Prifti have been working in the field of culture. They met at the Benaki Museum in Athens in February 2020. This is one of those moments, that people with common perceptions, dreams and aesthetics meet and everything happens effortlessly; and somehow “Fonès” was born.

Dafni Crema was born in Rome in 1995. She holds a Master degree in History of Art from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Her roots and love for culture has led her to live, work and create between Rome and Athens.

Alkisti Karlou was born in Athens in 1984. She studied Social Anthropology and History at the University of the Aegean and holds a Master of Arts degree in Museology from the University of Leicester. Her interest focuses on exploring the possibilities of performing arts in the museum experience.

Margarita Prifti was born in Athens in 1995. Her love of the past and curiosity about the unknown has led her to degrees in History and Archaeology, in Crete as well as Managing Archaeological Sites, in London.

🎬 Filmmaking by

Giorgos Athanasiou was born in Athens, Greece in 1991. He studied BA Filmmaking at Kingston University and currently works as a Film Director, Editor and Music Producer.

♫ Music by

Alex Hamel is a musician/songwriter, photographer and Capoeira instructor. He holds a BA in Psychology & Theatre Arts and currently resides in Athens, Greece where he continues to delve into a variety of creative ventures.

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Director Statement

🔸 We are three cultural professionals, who wish to continue dreaming and looking for the most genuine side of the world...