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  • America divided

    America divided

    Alexis Papachelas travels to the heart of divided America and talks to the true protagonists of this election race. From Vietnam Veterans who support John McCain and Sarah Palin to the “rockers” of Barack Obama and the students of the “black Harvard” in Washington to the truck drivers of the American highways. The NEW FILES also meet with Princeton Professors who use a new and revolutionary method that process the electorate results and they are the only ones who can predict accurately the outcome of the elections.

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  • Michael Saakashvili

    Michael Saakashvili

    In his first interview with Greek television President of Georgia, Michael Saakashvili explains his strategy to Alexis Papahelas. The President who almost became the reason for a new cold war speaks to the NEW FILES about the critical days of August, while he characterizes the Russian army as “thousands of drunken soldiers” and accuses the Russian leadership of having illusions that Russia is still a superpower. Finally, Saakashvili reveals to Alexis Papahelas that two years ago Vladimir Putin warned him that “he will make for us a Northern Cyprus.”

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  • The “secret” war

    The “secret” war

    Sofia Papaioanou travels to the Georgian cities of Tbilisi and Gori in order to investigate the chronicle of the “secret” diplomatic war behind the conflict of Caucasus. In her report she traces the war of the pipelines, NATO’s movements as well as the geopolitical game of Caucasus that led Russia and America to the brink of a new cold war. Moreover, the camera of the NEW FILES visits a “different” exhibition in Moscow, in which Russians expose mementos of the current conflict proving – as indicated by the museum curator - the engagement of Americans during the 5-day war in S. Ossetia. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Bryza explains to Sofia Papaioanou in an excl...

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  • Three days in August

    Three days in August

    Tasos Telloglou travels to the distant Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia to report on the three days of battles in the city between Georgian and Russian troops. There, he meets with residents of Greek origin who found themselves at the epicenter of the military operations: a soldier of the S. Ossetian army, a nurse who used to work at the bombarded hospital of the city and a woman who was forced to remain in the same house with her deceased father for 48 hours. Moreover, the camera of the NEW FILES visits the neighborhood of the Greek Olympic champion Kakhi Kakhiashvili and returns with his father - for first time after the crisis - to the ruined family house. In a village fifteen kilometers outside of Tskhinval...

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  • The last Caucasus Greeks

    The last Caucasus Greeks

    Fifteen years after the secret operation “Golden Fleece” for the release of the fifteen thousand Greeks from the belligerent Caucasus, Tasos Telloglou travels back to Sokhumi in Abkhazia, the city which was rebuilt by the Greeks of Asia Minor at the beginning of the twentieth century. In a ghost-city-like scenery, the camera of the NEW FILES traces the marks left to the large Greek community first from oppression under Stalin as well as by the ongoing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia. The NEW FILES meet the daughter of a Greek minister who was executed by Stalin, the last Greek Minister of Abkhazia Nikos Patoulides, a mine-wounded Abkhazian soldier who dreams of living in Greece, a music teacher who learned to...

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