18 JANUARY 2019, FRIDAY

9:00

Knossos, the labyrinth of Myths | Nikos Ntayantas (52')

Language: greek

All levels

Who discovered Knossos first? Was the mysterious building that the English Arthur Evans discovered really a palace? Who was sitting on the famous “Throne of Minoas?” What role did the myth of Minotaur play in the history of the discovery and the interpretation of the well-known archeological site? What was the labyrinth after all? The documentary presents the hidden aspects of the story of Knossos from antiquity until today, posing questions about the nature of the archeological interpretation. Through the example of the unknown first excavator, and Arthur Evans, with his ambiguous work, it examines the mechanisms of history and the subjectivity of the recording. In this way it poses questions regarding our relationship with the past and the possibility of the objective perception of it. Is, perhaps, the past a personal “Labyrinth” for each one of us in which we seek some “thread” of meaning about life?
The documentary, among other things, presents for the first time documents and maps which changed the story of the discovery of Knossos. It contains interviews with Greek and English archeologists, like Joseph Alexander MacGillivray, biographer of Evans “Minotaur” which triggered reactions

10:15

Newton: The Force of God | Panos Anestis (55)

All levels

It is the first Greek dramatized documentary on the life and work of the great thinker Isaac Newton. The political and social controversies of his time, the founding of the Royal Society of Sciences of Britain, the constant changes in political power and the peculiarities of his personality provide a complete picture of the conditions that led To the emergence of his work. Produced by Eugenides Foundation.

11:30

A life among monkeys (50’)

Terra Mater

+10, greek subtitles

This is the story of Wolfgang Peter Johann Dittus, a scientist who was sent to Sri Lanka in 1968 to study toque monkeys "Macaca sinica" –and is still there. He has recorded the lives of 5000 monkeys for more than 50 years.

21 JANUARY 2019, MONDAY

9:00

Παραθεριστές της Ιστορίας | Γιώργος Διδυμιώτης (50')

Οι πρώτοι κάτοικοι φθάνουν στα Κύθηρα πριν 12000 χρόνια. Ένα φορτηγό με αρχαία, συνοδεία περιπολικών, διασχίζει την ενδοχώρα για να φτάσει στο λιμάνι. Ένα μουσείο φτιάχνεται. Ένας εγγονός ρωτάει τον προπάππου του “γιατί σκάβουμε τη γη;”. Παράλληλες ιστορίες καλυμμένες με χώμα. Το ίδιο αυτό χώμα που σκάβουμε για ν’ ανοίξουμε δρόμους, να θεμελιώσουμε τα σπίτια μας ή να φυτέψουμε τα κηπευτικά μας, το ίδιο αυτό χώμα που έγινε πηλός και τέχνη από τα χέρια των αγγειοπλαστών και ζωγράφων της αρχαιότητας, αυτό το ίδιο χώμα είναι το προστατευτικό σάβανο των αιώνων.

10:15

Liyana | Amanda & Aaron Kopp (77')

+10, greek subtitles

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey in interwoven with poetic and pbservational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.

11:30

Bluebird | Mijke de Jong ( 90΄)

Μια ταινία της Mijke de Jong, Μυθοπλασία.

+10, greek subtitles

Bluebird is a film about the sometimes lonely struggle of growing up. Thirteen year old Merel is a diligent and successful student living in the city with her parents and her younger disabled brother. But Merel is not the happy-go-lucky girl she seems and is harboring a secret. For no apparent reason wherever she goes, Merel is being bullied by a group of classmates. As the bullying escalates, Merel pulls away from her family. The bullying hardens her and pushes her in the wrong direction. To stop this descent Merel will have to grow up and decide what kind of young woman she wants to be.

22 JANUARY 2019, TUESDAY

9:00

Οι ειδικοί της αρχαιολογίας, 20’ & Witness the Past, 30΄

For children up to 4th grade

Mέσα από ταινίες κινουμένων σχεδίων μικρού μήκους, ειδικοί της αρχαιολογίας θα μας εξηγήσουν πώς οι επιστήμονες καταλήγουν σε συμπεράσματα ερμηνεύοντας στοιχεία που οι περισσότεροι από εμάς θεωρούμε ως ανεξιχνίαστα ή χωρίς σημασία.
Η ταινία είναι μεταγλωττισμένη στα ελληνικά και απευθύνεται κυρίως σε παιδιά.

10:15

Kayayo-The Living Shopping Baskets | Mari Bakke Riise (32’)

+10, greek subtitles

In the capital of Ghana, 10,000 girls from the ages of 6 work as real life shopping baskets – called Kayayo, carrying heavy loads on their head (from 130 to 220 pounds), earning very little and some end up in prostitution to make ends meet. This documentary is about Bamunu, an 8-year old girl who hasn’t seen her family since she was sent away from home two years ago to work as a Kayayo to support her family. We follow her incessant longing to get away from the harsh markets, her journey back home and what awaits there.

 

Painting... | Ioanna Neophytou - Dimitris Stamatis, 25’

Primary School

 A group of children from Afghanistan in the hospitality center of Skaramagkas aged 10-13, draw their memories and experiences from the war and their journey. Through their drawings they describe their hometown the way they remember it, the town that hosts them, and the town in which they would like to live in the future.

11:30

Transitory lives, Dimitris Lambridis & Thomas Kunstler, 55'

Greek subtitles

** The director will be present

+10

A journey documentary about three characters, Ali, Amjad and Ahmad, and their transition into a new life. But how long can they wait for it to begin?

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