After experiencing the weight of the situation first hand we decided to find out more about the causes and effects of the oil spill from the Agia Zoni II… Everybody seemed pretty content to point their fingers at the state and the boat owner, but where do we factor into any of this? In this video we tried to understand more about the cleanup process and our roles as citizens ? Please share! ???
Do we have a say? Do we have the power to change the way our society depends on oil? We really weren’t sure, so we went to get our hands dirty again, this time with a little help from our homies… But the problem was still there. The undeniable stench of environmental destruction and carelessness was as prominent as the week before.
The only thing that had changed was our perception of the risk. Some people even got back into the sea as if it had never happened. Are we going to just sweep it under the carpet and forget about it? Or is there something we can do to change our impact on the ecosystem?
Special thanks to Georges Alexandre Kyriakides Solon Lalas Renee Avloniti and Thanasis Arampouli for getting your hands dirty! And The Velvoids for contributing their eco friendly tunage to our cause!
For anyone who doesn’t already know, the oil spill has now reached beaches more than 100km away, turning Athens’ beautiful southern beaches into tar covered danger zones???? This is our video that explores the places and people affected ? Please share!
An old old tanker carrying 2500 tones of crude oil named the Agia Zoni II sank off the coast of Salamina close to Athens on September 10th, 2017. Not much was heard about it on the news until a few days later when the oil started showing up on local beaches. Panic and sadness settled in as local governments unsuccessfully contained the spill and did not act immediately to protect the coast line. The political blame game has begun and the Athenians begin to wonder what this will mean. What will have to change? Will anything change? We grabbed our cameras and headed out to see what people had to say and see if we could help. This incident has only excited our ideas of alternatives that could keep Greece clean and green. Help us share this video and follow us at The Thing About Greece for further updates as we seek solutions…
Special Thanks to the Velvoids for their music – The Ballad of Fay Wray