The Canadian short documentary film "Rouge D 4 Femme" (Red D 4 Woman) by Nadia Fortin will be screened at the Athens School of Fine Arts' theater as part of the Athens Video Dance Project festival on Friday, January 24. The film tells the story of Josee Delorme, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy who has created her own form of communication to express herself.
NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Greek national team were in action on Saturday as part of the 2019 Suzhou International Basketball Challenge in China. Greece thrashed Jordan 92-65 in a game that took place ahead of the FIBA World Cup that kicks off in China next Saturday. Antetokounmpo scored 13 points, behind Giorgos Printezis with 17 points.
The Greek capital's wholesale market at Rendi near Piraeus is hosting a special event to celebrate the people that work there, shop there and live nearby. "I Love My Market" will include pop-up restaurants and street food trucks, concerts and DJ sets, clothing swaps, bazaars and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free of charge.
Just a few days before Ochi Day, which commemorates the rejection by Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas on October 28, 1940 of Mussolini's demand for access to Greek territory, propelling Greece into World War II, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris expressed his opposition to the traditional parade by schoolchildren held in Greek cities to mark the anniversary.
Greeks on Friday celebrated Ochi Day, which commemorates 28 October 1940, when Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas rejected Mussolini's ultimatum to allow Italy to invade Greece, propelling his nation into World War II.