Dafni Kalafati

Dafni Kalafati / 2017 Greece Fulbright Fellow

Dafni is a freelance documentary filmmaker, photographer and art therapist, based in Athens Greece. She was born in her homeland at the beginning of the eighties.

She studied intercultural education and photography and then followed a master’s degree in art therapy, in the school of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. There she worked for several years in the public mental institution «Borda» as an art therapist using the new media (video and photography) as therapeutic tools.

Her love for social action and the arts made her engaged in documentary film making and since then she has travelled to some of the most remote parts of the planet together with her video camera filming documentaries and teaching photography and art .
Nowadays she lives in Athens where she splits her time between conducting Art Therapy and Participatory Video workshops and developing her personal documentary projects. Since 2008 she has founded the Non Profit AMAKA which runs various programs of social help through the Arts catering for underprivileged urban groups.

Whatever free time remains, she likes to spend it on the mountains.