Vangelis Chatzis, maimed at three months old, becomes the first professional one-handed boxer in the world, escaping the gangs and drug trade.
Interviewee: Vangelis Chatzis
Field Reporter: Konstantinos Michail
Producer: Daphne Matziaraki
Sound Designer: Nikolas Konstantinou
Cinematographer: Nikos Mandilas
Music Composer: William Ryan Fritch Voiceover: Duncan Skinner
Istorima is the bigest project of recording and preserving oral histories of Greece. Over 1,000 young researchers find narrators, listen, collect and save stories of people from all over Greece : Stories of their place, stories of love, stories that changed us or defined us, stories modern or old. Stories that are not recorded in the history books and that could be lost in time. Istorima is the co-creation of the journalist Sofia Papaioannou and the historian Katherine Fleming and is implemented with a founding donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) as part of his Youth Reboot and Empowerment initiative (learn more at www.snf.org). The more than 20,000 stories are being published in their entirety in stages at www.archive.istorima.org. Excerpts of the stories are published in the form of podcasts, videos or written stories at www.istorima.org