Οι προβολές θα πραγματοποιηθούν στο αμφιθέατρο “Θεόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος”, στο Εργατικό Κέντρο Καλαμάτας




Eduardo Galeano Vagamundo | by Felipe Nepomuceno (72')

After the death of the writer, friends, characters and readers around the world perform a homage with readings of his work. A documentary is born, an utopia. A hug movie, for the biggest storyteller in Latin America




Taste of cement | by Ziad Kalthoum, 85'

A portrait of workers in exile. An empathetic encounter with people who have lost their past and their future, locked in the recurring present. Ziad Kalthoum creates an essay documentary of Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut on the ruins caused by the Lebanese civil war. At the same time their own houses are being bombed in Syria. A Curfew prohibits them from leaving the construction site after work. Every night in their pit below the skyscraper the news from their homeland and the memories of the war chase them. Mute and imprisoned in the cement underground, they must endure until the new day arrives where the hammering and welding drowns out their nightmares. Nyon Visions du Réel 2017 Winner Grand Prix






Queen Mimi | by Yaniv Rokah, 75' (ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑ ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΗ)

Wταν νιώθεις βασίλισσα, ακόμα και ένα καθαριστήριο μπορεί να φαντάζει παλάτι! Η Marie “Mimi” Haist, στα 50 της, παράτησε τον μοιχό σύζυγό της και μετακόμισε…. στους δρόμους, ζώντας σε παρκινγκ και εισόδους πολυκατοικιών μέχρι που μια βροχερή νύχτα, βρήκε το “σπίτι” της ανάμεσα σε σειρές από αυτόματα πλυντήρια σε ένα καλιφορνέζικο καθαριστήριο.

Κάτι παραπάνω από γενναιόδωρος, ο ιδιοκτήτης τής επέτρεψε να μείνει. Η φιλοσοφία της Μίμι, “Το παρελθόν είναι παρελθόν” την έκανε αγαπητή στους πελάτες της, για τους οποίους η Μίμι δίπλωνε τα ρούχα για παραπάνω από 20 χρόνια. Στην πάροδο αυτών των ετών, η Μίμι έκανε πολλούς φίλους, από ντόπιους μέχρι αστέρες του Χόλιγουντ όπως ο Ζακ Γαλιφανάκης και η Ρενέ Ζελβέγκερ.

Filmed over 5 years by barista/actor/director Yaniv Rokah while he worked at a cafe across the street, Queen Mimi is the story of an unlikely hero. Now 90, Mimi reminds us to never give in and never give up, and that if you ever find yourself in the gutter, to never stop looking at the stars. Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015 Winner Best Documentary




Το ντοκιμαντέρ προβάλλεται στο πλαίσιο του αφιερώματος “Ισότητα των Φύλων”, το οποίο συγχρηματοδοτείται από το Επιχειρησιακό Πρόγραμμα Μεταρρύθμιση Δημοσίου Τομέα.


After the opening ceremony, on Friday 18 January, a jazz concert will take place by the Arionas Gyftakis quartet -a jazz quartet which deals with the impressionistic kind of jazz. The quartet: Tzortzis Tsiropoulos (saxophone), Tryfon Typou (piano), Anastasios Goyliaris (drums) and Arion Gyftakis (bass).



Music concert at the Central Square of Kalamata
On January 19th, Saturday, at the central square of Kalamata, the group Arteteka presents the Abbal Quintet, a musical journey through the traditional music of Italy and the southern Mediterranean - A repertoire with no age, made of songs, dances and serenades! 
Thibaut Preciat(FR): Accordion, percussion, vocals
Pol Seif(LB): Vocals tzouras, clarinet, percussion
AkramChaib (AL/JAM): Clarinet
Deborah Luca (FR/IT): Violin, vocals
Francesco Quartuccio (IT): Vocals, percussion, acc. diatonic



Ζωγραφίζοντας… | Ιωάννα Νεοφύτου
& Δημήτρης Σταμάτης (25')

In the Skaramanga’s Refugee Camp Greece, a group of refugee children from Afghanistan at the age of 10-13, paint their experience and memories from the war and their journey to Europe. They describe through their drawings their city as they remember it, the city that they 've found shelter in and the city that they wish to live in the future.




The fairs | by Ioanna Neofytou, 15’

Based on the original idea of Dimitris Stamatis.

The Fairs, is a 2-channel video documentary, presenting the story of two villages separated by the border line between Albania and Greece. But the villages Ayia Marina and Kossovitsa used to be one and only village before the creation of the border, that separated the villages for about 60 years since its installation. The video traces the story of this separation through the summer fairs that since 1990 unifies again the inhabitants in a revelry.




Stealing Rodin | by Cristóbal Valenzuela Berríos, 79'

When a celebrated sculpture briefly went missing from a Rodin exhibition in Santiago, the "theft" turned out to be a provocative statement, masterminded by a precocious art student. His actions sparked a public outcry and a furious debate on the nature of art itself. This lively and perceptive documentary revisits the scene of an extraordinary incident that captured the world's attention and challenged the global art community.




Shadows of dreams | Dimitris Gerardis (80')

“Shadows Of Dreams” focuses on how people can have a totally different perception of time. People, whose profession relies on beating the limits of time and how they face those limits in their life. A professional dancer and new mother, in a foreign country, while approaching her mental and physical maturity. A young lighthouse keeper, facing how loneliness can be. And an older one, living with the memories of the past and looking at his future. An experienced and passionate Finnish running the “Spartathlon”, one of the world’s toughest ultra-marathons. How does he feel when he realizes, that he won’t make it to the finish line? Is it like a wild animal, chasing you? In the stories of those people, time is part of their existence, it formulates their desires, goals, limits. They all realize how time can float, be slow or crucial to their professional obligations; and at the same time, how different it can be when it comes to their personal lives.




After Prayers | by Simone Mestroni (61’) Παρουσία σκηνοθέτη

Ιn Indian Kashmir, between a call for prayer and the other, daily life intertwines with separatist politics, Islam and routine violence. From traumatic memories of a guerrilla's funeral to the present anti-India street-riots, throughout a maimed muhajideen's tale, people's destiny seems to be shaped by hope and anger, love and grief, poetry and brutality. Nourished by martyrs' blood, the dream of Kashmir's independence, along with the nightmare of the conflict, is still preserved alive.




Ενα δέντρο θυμάται | του Κωνσταντίνου Φόλλα, 86'

This is the story of Lidice, levelled and – literally – eradicated by the Nazis in retaliation for the murder of Reinhard Heydrich. However, despite the heavy death toll it paid, the Czech village –twinned with Distomo– not only was not erased from the map but constitutes a symbol in the fight against Fascism.




Ghost Hunting | by Raed Andoni, 93'

Director Raed Andoni places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah. He is looking for former inmates of the Moskobiya interrogation centre in Jerusalem. In his ad he asks that the men should also have experience as craftsmen, architects or actors. After a casting process that almost feels like role play, he arranges for a replica of the centre's interrogation rooms and cells to be built to scale inside a hall - under close supervision from the former inmates and based on their memories. In this realistic setting the men subsequently re-enact their interrogations, discuss details about the prison, and express the humiliation they experienced during their detention. Using techniques that are reminiscent of the so-called 'theatre of the oppressed' they work together to dramatise their real-life experiences. Their reconstruction brings long repressed emotions and undealt with trauma to the fore. Working on the film takes its toll on the men - both physically and mentally. The director also appears in front of the camera; not only is he creating a stage for his protagonists, he is also coming to terms with his own fragmented memories of imprisonment in Moskobiya thirty years previously.




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