By Albert William
Our three weeks on Paros has passed very quickly although, as always, it seems like we’ve been here for a very long time. The amount of work that the students did this year was truly phenomenal. To be able to produce 12 high-quality films of completely varying subjects is truly remarkable and shows what a great group of students that we had this year.
On Thursday we all assembled at the Archilochus and showed all 12 of the movies that we had created this year. We had an incredible crowd that literally filled every seat in the hall and there were even people in the back standing and sitting on the stairs to the balcony. The showing went extremely well and, as usual, I got a bit emotional at the end thinking about all the trials and tribulations that we have struggled with together as individuals and as a group. To come through the last two years of the global pandemic and then to be able to come to Paros has been an incredible change in life for all of us.
I got many comments from the attendees of our event at the Archilochus that stated what an incredible job we did, and that our statement was one of great love for the island of Paros. As Dolores said in her interview “to come to Paros is to fall in love” and I believe that is a true statement. I think that all of the students have fallen in love with Paros. Paros is a unique place that one can’t help falling in love with; the beauty of the island; the beauty of the people; and the amount of love that we are shown while here.
Until we meet again Paros! Love is all there is!