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Local: Riders on the Storm

Cruising on the surface of the sprawling cement crust that covers the Athenian basin, a bunch of lunatic bicycle riders reclaim public space with their environmentalist DIY style. Their guerilla films, caustic performances and adrenaline pumping rides through the city, local/Athens seed their Athens with the hopes and aspirations of a more involved youth. The crumbling city is at the mercy of those who are willing to piece together or tear down the relic of a time that has passed.

This group of people of all ages and nationalities seize the fertile moment to share a common vision of their future. Self-organizing and initiating new ways to explore public space, Local is one of many new young communities which have given-up on elected officials to look out for their interests and are no longer going to sit on the side-line. Hopefully this is the dawn of a new era where Greece's youth is more intimately involved with their environment and their community, equipping them with the weapons to survive in the difficult times to come.


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