[Art_beyond_sight_educators] [Nfbnet-members-list] Stella Wins! Stella Wins!

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Fri May 31 13:05:24 UTC 2013


Subject line:  Stella Wins!  Stella Wins!

Almost two months ago, I asked people to view a video/short film made by Stella Kyriakopoulos, a graduate film major at NYU.  Her short film, "Bob Goes to the Parthenon," was based on a story I wrote for the Braille Monitor back in 2005 entitled, "Another Wonder."  That story described how I'd asked for permission, and was given it, to actually walk within the Parthenon, the ancient temple on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Stella made her video as a project for her graduate work, and also to enter into the Greek America Foundation Short Film Contest.  I asked for people to view the video online, and to vote "like" on it, those votes to help decide the winner of the contest.

And I'm very happy to announce that Stella's short film won first place in the contest!  That was announced at the Foundation's film festival in Toronto, Canada, on May 12.  Your votes helped, but also the verdict included input from film critics at the festival.  Obviously, Stella's video was a superior product, that she's the real winner in all this, and her recognition should help her in her future career of film production.

Thanks for all your support and for your votes.  And thanks to Rick Boggs, President, West Coast Vanguard Chapter, NFB of California, there's now an audio-described version of the video.  That can be viewed using the password "mistiko" at:


And if you're interested in the original story from the Braille Monitor, it can be viewed at:


Thanks again to everyone,

Robert Gardner

NFB of Illinois

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