Mataroa

In December 1945, 150 young Greek men and women embarked upon a journey to Paris on a ship called the “Mataroa”. Their escape from war-torn Greece was a traumatic experience that eventually transformed into creative expression, impacting the intellectual and artistic developments of postwar Europe. A passage from obscurity to visibility, the story of the “Mataroa” and its passengers is a journey that continues to inspire, even 70 years later.

 
 

 

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Tales of art and war

Milos, an island in Cyclades, is one of the biggest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. During WWII, it was one of the most important bases of the German occupation army. The refuge of Adamadas was built through forced labor to house the German operation center. After the war it was closed down and forgotten even by the locals. Nearly 70 years later it opens again for the in situ installation “Refuge Project”, featuring artists from Greece, Germany, Italy, Cyprus and France.
The documentary focuses on the process of collecting testimonies from the locals that in turn inspire the artists into artistic action, thus bringing to the foreground the Greek-German relations during the occupation and during the current economic crisis. It also calls attention to the relation between oral and official history, and comments on the touristic character of the island and the relation between “colonist” tourists and “colonized” locals today.
The purpose of the film is to show the concrete correlation between art and sociopolitical context and to invite the spectator to reconsider the import of such undertakings, posing questions about contemporary culture and its historical legacies.

 

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Music Village

Music, people, environment

Three friends, musicians create their personal Eutopia,

in the traditional village of Agios Lavrendios in Pilion,

the Music Village.

Their aim, the creation of a universal musical community.
Their vessel, the collaboration and mutual artistic experience.
Musical education is innovatively developed.

Which is the process of productive exchange of ideas and projects

among internationally acknowledged participants?

What is the interaction with the local community?

To what extend is Freedom tolerable?

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SATSANG – SITTING BY THE TRUTH

Synopsis

The documentary unfolds across three countries, India, Nepal and Tibet.
Our capacity as yoga instructors inspired us to travel to the Indian peninsula, so as to get a deeper understanding of its techniques. We met teachers, ascetics, monks and hermits. They shared their everyday lives with us and they showed us the way towards the essence of yoga as a concept, that is to say our union with our divine nature. The continuation of this journey is the creation of “Satsang – sitting by the truth”.
A film about the truth of these people, which in reality is our truth.
Marianna Astraka – Yiorgos Fotiadis





CREW

DIRECTION-SCREENPLAY

Marianna Astraka – Yiorgos Fotiadis

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Marianna Astraka, Kostas Dokos, Yiorgos Fotiadis

ΜΟΝΤΑΖ

Marianna Astraka, Yiannis Angelakis, Yiorgos Fotiadis

ORIGINAL SCORE

Yiorgos Pattas

SINGING BOWLS

Thimios Atzakas

SINGING BOWLS PERFORMANCE

Yiorgos Fotiadis, Thimios Atzakas

SOUND DESIGN

Giannis Piralis, Tanya Jones

FINAL MIX

Titos Kargiotakis

COLORIST

Giannis Piralis

POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Yiannis Angelakis

MOVIE TITLES

Katerina Zougrou

SUBTITLES

Natasa Tsagarakou

PRODUCER

Andreas Siadimas – Dangerous Productions

CO-PRODUCER

Yiannis Angelakis – Fractal Productions

DURATION

40′

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2011

WORLDWIDE FILM RIGHTS

Dangerous Productions


SCREENINGS

13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL – GREEK PANORAMA.



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THE ADVENTURE OF ROSMARINUS

“The adventure of Rosmarinus” is the story of how the movie “Rosmarinus Officinalis” was made.


 

DIRECTION-EDITING

Yiannis Angelakis

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Dimitris Logothetis

SOUND

Vassilis Vassiliadis

SOUND DESIGN

Christos Megas , Giannis Piralis

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Tasos Fokas

PRODUCTIONS ASSISTANT

Athina Katsali , Anna Podara

PRODUCTION

Dangerous Productions – Andreas Siadimas

 

 

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