The Girl Who Was Born Twice
Direction: Nikos Loupakis / Nikos Loupakis
Script/Script: Nikos Loupakis / Nikos Loupakis
Director of Photography: Yannis Loupakis, Giorgos Kokkalis, Nikos Loupakis / Giannis Loupakis, Giorgos Kokkalis, Nikos Loupakis
Music: Yannis Loupakis / Giannis Loupakis
Country of Production/Country: Greece / Greece
Production Year/Year: 2020
Language/Language: Greek / English
Subtitles/Subtitles: English / English
"Myrtis" is the name given to the reconstruction of the face of an 11-year-old girl – victim of the plague that in 431 BC killed 1/3 of the inhabitants of Athens. The redevelopment was carried out by special scientists in 2010 and shortly after it was included in a thematic exhibition that toured museums and exhibition spaces in Greece and abroad. In this way, Myrtis managed to "communicate" with the people of the 21st century and become a special case of cultural good, as it is an entity with elements concerning both science and education, while it also acts as a means of awakening consciences, calling for action for major global problems, against war, in mobilization for the salvation of millions of children who die every year from diseases that can be treated.
Nikos Loupakis was born and raised in Piraeus. He studied Mechanical Engineering in Moscow and currently lives and works as a journalist in Athens. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and the Union of Editors of Periodical and Electronic Press (ESPIT). He has been involved in car reporting since 1989, having occasionally written articles in the biggest magazines of the special press (4-WHEELERS, Auto Motor and Sport, DRIVE, Car & Driver). He holds a Master of Arts in journalism (Danube University, Krems – Austria). The documentary The Girl Who Was Born Twice is his first feature film.
Nikos Loupakis was born and raised in Piraeus. He studied Mechanical Engineering in Moscow and today he lives and works as a journalist in Athens. He has been involved in car reporting since 1989, having occasionally written articles in major relevant magazines. He has a Master of Arts degree in Journalism (Danube University, Krems - Austria). The documentary The Girl Who Was Born Twice is his first feature film.