Nina Maria Paschalidou is a filmmaker, journalist, and producer with extensive experience on documentaries focused on social strife, war and forgotten populations.
For the past twelve years, Nina has reported for To Vima and Kathimerini, the two major newspapers in Greece. Since 2007, she has been 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.
She is the founder of Forest Troop, 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.
The Prism GR2011 is her first exploration into multimedia storytelling and her attempt to document this critical moment in Greek history.