Nina Maria Paschalidou Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist and Writer

Nina Maria Paschalidou is a filmmaker, journalist, and producer with extensive experience on documentaries focused on social strife, war and forgotten populations.

Nina has worked as a producer for "Exandas" Documentary Series, an Athens-based documentary group that has won many international awards. She has also produced and directed independent documentaries, such as "Spirited Paths: the life of Human Rights Heroes" and "Boxing Cuba". She is also the author of "Kanun: A child's Play", a documentary book on blood feud in Albania, and "From Chaos to Harmony: The Life of Mikis Theodorakis", a film about the life of the Greek composer. For the past twelve years, Nina has also reported for To Vima and Kathimerini, the two major newspapers in Greece.

She is the founder of Forest Troop (www.foresttroop.com), an independent documentary and multimedia group and co-owner of www.protagon.gr, a news blog created by prominent Greek journalists.

She received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications at Boston University and her graduate degree in Entrepreneurship at Bentley University. She has studied film at La Femis in Paris and at NYU in New York. She is also a Fellow in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C.

In 2010 she returned to Greece to document the Greek crisis through the multimedia project “The Prism GR2011” (www.theprism.tv), a Finalist at the Picture of the Year Awards 2012, and the film “Krisis” which was officially selected by many international festivals around the world. She is currently working on a new documentary film with Al Jazeera.