You Can Achieve Anything, Just Believe It!

Nikolaos Galanis | Greece | 2020 | 1:47 mins



You can Achieve Anything Synopsis

How many women do bosses trust in their jobs? What are women’s pay compared to men’s? What are the incentives that the state gives women to be able to have children? Women deserve our respect, starting with mothers, grandmothers, wives, partners, and colleagues.

The protagonist of the 2-minute student video of The Elementary School of Agios Dimitrios in Argolida is the student of the sixth grade Venia Georgalis and the rest of the school students are heard. In the film appear important women of the world like Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Indira Gandhi and Greek women such as Melina Mercouri, Eleni Glykatzi-Ahrweiler, the Amalia Fleming.

Also, the golden Olympic champion Anna Korakaki (the first athlete to receive the Olympic flame from the High Priestess) and Catherine Sakellaropoulou (the first female president of the Republic).


About the Filmmaker

Nikos Galanis is a teacher that is not enough for him to enter the class, make a lesson and leave. He takes his camera, his students become little actors and with the videos they create they send important social messages.

He has created the films: “First train” about bullying, the short film with the inventive title ”SOSivio” about refugees, the social spot “All that we share” on the Cyprus issue, the short film “Ah, these damn letters au” that negotiates the struggle between the past, the present and the future with a 6-year-old student as the main protagonist, the shocking spot “Time never comes back” that became viral nationwide with little Eriana as the victim of a traffic accident.

Also, he created the multi-awarded ”You can achieve anything, just believe it.!”, an ode to women and the unequal obstacles they face. His most popular film is ”FREEDOM; 200 years since the Greek Revolution”, with almost 100,000 views in his YouTube channel. After the war break out in Ukraine, his students and him created short film ”Peace”. Also, a tribute film named ”Nostos and Algos” from the Primary School of Agios Dimitrios and his direction honors the 100 years since the Asia Minor Disaster His films have won awards in student competitions and have participated in film festivals in Greece and abroad.



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