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We Love Stories

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International

Storytelling &

Performing Arts

Festival 

Chania, Crete 

We Love Stories is an International Storytelling and Performing Arts Festival that takes place in Chania, Crete. Through literature, visual, and performing arts we share stories and folk tales from different parts of the world with the participation of international artists.

It is organized by STORY FOR FOOD (SFF), a Berlin-based international platform for collecting and archiving oral stories. SFF audio collects and archives anonymous stories that would otherwise be lost, and exchanges them for food. Co-organizers of the festival are the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Chania, and the Foundation "OurStories".

We Love Stories aspires to give the visitors of the festival the opportunity to record their own stories in the SFF Story Audio Archive. Each story recording is exchanged for a coffee in different parts of the city, while food gift vouchers are offered to unemployed people. Stories from specific communities (immigrants, Roma, etc.) are also recorded within the frame of the festival.

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We Love Stories is also a performance, radio, and film center within the STORY FOR FOOD project dedicated to creating:

 

* Flashmobs based on stories from the STORY FOR FOOD #ᴛʜᴇᴀᴜᴅɪᴏᴀʀᴄʜɪᴠᴇ translated into songs and performative street actions

 

  • The Lockdown Songs 🎙

Live Street Concert 

OPEN CALL stories: 01.05 - 21.06.21

more info here

 

* DOCUMENTARY SERIES; video stories 

  • The Sea series 🎥

video stories of old seamen

 

* RADIO PLAYS on STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow

  • One night in November 📻

radio play dedicated to the fall of the Berlin Wall; 

STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow; November 2019

text: Christina Kyriazidi

music: Smári Gudmundsson

with the voices of Daniela Marcozzi, Gigi De Cicco, Christina Kyriazidi 

  • A Little Elephant On The Moon 📻

radio reading of the above children's book by Christina Kyriazidi  

STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow; June 2020

text and music: Christina Kyriazidi

  • LA VIE EN BRONZE 📻

an absurd comedy about war and peace 

STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow; June 2021 

text: Christina Kyriazidi

with the voices of Christina Kyriazidi, Jeremie Spiess

  • Gigikratis and the Golden Bee 📻

radio play dedicated to the phenomenon of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder 

STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow; coming soon*

text and music: Christina Kyriazidi

with the voices of Daniela Marcozzi, Gigi De Cicco, Christina Kyriazidi 

  • Berlony Melony 📻

a spiritual comedy 

STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow; coming soon*

text: Christina Kyriazidi, Jeremie, Spiess

with the voices of Christina Kyriazidi, Jeremie Spiess

  • La Lettera 📻

an absurd comedy dedicated to words and meanings 

STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow; coming soon*

text: Christina Kyriazidi

with the voices of Christina Kyriazidi, Jeremie Spiess

  • THE BIRDS 📻

an absurd comedy inspired by the corona pandemic 

STORY FOR FOOD #TheRadioShow; coming soon*

text: Christina Kyriazidi

with the voices of Christina Kyriazidi, Jeremie Spiess and others