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TEDxThessaloniki - Yannis Smaragdis - The courage to find our destiny

Inspired from the TEDxThessaloniki 2012 theme, the Courage to Create, as well as his own experiences, the awarded film director Yannis Smaragdis gives a fascinating and inspiring talk about the power of our inner light. According to him crucial steps on the road to find our destiny is to move from "I" to "We", receive life's positive messages and listen carefully to our inner oracle. Yannis Smaragdis first studied film in Greece and France. His debut in 1972, the short film Two Three Things..., received the First Prize at the Athens Film Festival, as well as a Special Mention at the Montreal Film Festival. Since then he has worked on documentaries, films, television series and opera staging. His film Cavafy (1996) was awarded with the Greek State Awards for Best Film and Best Director, participated at the Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals and was nominated for a Felix European Film Award. An international production and a major box-office success, El Greco (2007) was awarded with eight Greek State Awards (for, among others, Best Film and Best Director) and participated in major film festivals around the world (such as Toronto, Sao Paolo and Cairo). Other major films by Smaragdis include God Loves Caviar, Spyros Louis, Les enfants g?t?s, Ave Taso Karatasso, The Aegean: From Homer to Elytis, and Intrigues in Constantinople (Hadjimanuel).
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