The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 10 and 11 April in Chania

The film club cineHistories of the Chania Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival,

show in Chania

on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April 2019


the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

10 and 11 April in Chania

For another year one a separate cinematic journey organized every year by the department Program of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in collaboration with local operators all over the country arrive in Chania. A journey that starts from the Northern Greece, Macedonia and Thrace and reaching as far as the Peloponnese and Crete.

These events are offering to viewers all over the country who have the passion for images, the love for cinema. Once again we become companions in this journey of culture and we put into practice the common belief that the cinema is an experience capable of uniting us.

Telltale and extremely human, documentaries who participated in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and they reconstruct contemporary reality in all its manifestations. Documentary from a wide thematic spectrum that forms a multiform kaleidoscope of our world will be screened during the two-day screenings in Chania. Political and social issues, images of the crisis, human rights, portraits of people with unique life stories, Art, traditions, but also memories from the past, invite the audience to a fascinating cinematic journey. A journey that takes place for the 11th year with the collaboration the Cultural Society of Crete, the Chania Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

22:00 – 00:30

Make the economy scream Duration 80 ́

Directed by Aris Hadjistefanou

A Greek journalist travels to Venezuela trying to understand why the His country’s politicians are concerned about whether there is toilet paper in Caracas. With continuous routes from the slums of the capital to the borders of Colombia and back to Europe discovers a different reality than the one that describes the Greek and the international media

The ships of Aunt Nelly Duration 13 ́

Direction Natassa Iatropoulou

Aunt Nelly. The sea. Her love for ships. For the trip. “But no matter what I studied, again something I would make with my hands. It’s in my nature.”

Raft Duration 47 ́

Director Lefteris Fylaktos

Do they live among us? Or do we live among them? Are our worlds so distant?
In this episode of “Close Up” – the weekly creative series ERT documentary – outlined the portrait of our homeless fellow citizens through the social work of the magazine street “Shedia”.

Thursday, April 11th, 2010

22:00 – 00:30

A Simple life Duration 17 ́

Directed by Myrto Papadogeorgou – Robert Harding Pittman

Yiula lives a simple life in its olive grove, on the Greek coast. When a golf resort for affluents strangers threatens to change her whole world, she resists. In time the pressure for growth is high. All that the Yula, it’s a simple life.

The Wheel, the roses (the blockade of Kalamaria) Duration 50 ́

Directed by Michalis Agrafiotis

On 13 August 1944, Greek collaborators of the Nazis invaded Kalamaria having a list proscriptions with prospective victims. By noon they had murdered 11 people. Then, the Mayor organized a feast in their honor. The invaders got drunk and walked away singing “The roses, the roses”, without completing the list

Balsam Duration 15 ́

Directed by Eliana Abravanel

What residents do one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the world when winter comes? The Club Mykonos Gastronomy, an unusual “family” of award-winning chefs, adventurous gourmets and housewives of the old school, penetrates into the sanctuaries of a public hospital and brings the upside down.

Journey in the world with an oud Duration 52 ́

Directed by Ioannis Remoundos

The film follows the thirty-year musical career of Kyriakos Kalaitzidis from Seattle to Sydney and from Shanghai to Mexico City, with a strong presence in the biggest festivals and the top music scenes in the world.
Kyriakos Kalaitzidis in this journey with the oud, will be lost in the images and sounds of his childhood, in his journey and in his work as a musician, composer and performer