Podcast: Three trees that became… refugees in the desert!

8 February 2020 22:00

Three trees that have accepted that part of their lives is to allow us humans to “bleed” them, Pefkos, Schinos and Commis, when due to our indifference and impotence they are at risk of being burnt by wildfires, resent and flee as refugees to Australia ! But the destruction follows them there and they end up in the Kalahari Desert!

A fairy tale that describes a truth, so vibrant and timely that it affects all people and highlights our commonalities, whether we live in Greece, in the Amazon, or in Australia! Because we can “bleed” Earth to exploit it, but it doesn’t hurt us back! As long as we respect and watch it, for the Earth gives us life!

Narrator: Dimitris Drakos
Commis: Chrysalena Godzamani
Pefkos: Kyveli Panagiotopoulou-Piperian
Schinos: Katerina Natsiou
Child: Nikos Levaditis
Coordination, technical supervisor, editing: Nikos Levaditis, with the help of computer science professor Andreas Kontarinis.

The recording was made in our school library and then we added audio from the Australian desert (https://freesound.org/people/kangaroovindaloo/sounds/397445/) and the song “Tree Song” by the Greek-Australian band Xylouris White (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKE_WPpPPsg). Image by Alexander Antropov from the Pixabay website (https://pixabay.com/illustrations/nature-tree-landscape-summer-flora-3108042/)

Video Link: https://youtu.be/Yxp6fLzbo4w