Time for Heroes

In times of crisis, we feel disoriented; we feel that we are losing our identity, unable to find a way out.
We asked the famous director Robert Manthoulis, who lived in exile in Paris during the Greek military Junta to meet with a man who, even today, at the age of 85, struggles for justice; the journalist Elias Demetracopoulos, living in Washington.
Demetracopoulos dedicated a large portion of his life to the struggle against the Junta of the Colonels, by uncovering the Greek Watergate connection. He is the only man who dared to sue the CIA and keeps on collecting evidence, so that Henry Kissinger would be taken to the International Criminal Court of Justice in the Hague and tried as a criminal of war.
With our film, we highlight the man who resists and struggles, the man who does not hesitate to wage a duel with history and establish himself with his actions to the collective memory.

My first time

“My First Time” is a film about pregnancy. It’s about how a woman feels when she enters into that particular period in her life when adversities, emotion and new experiences overwhelm her. It’s about all the things for which you cannot find the answers in books but that pregnant women share with each other.

MIEKO

In wintry Athens, a mysterious Japanese girl goes somewhere on public bus. We look at her face and notice that it twitches, until a tear falls from her eye…

National Garden

In the heart of modern Athens, next to the gridlocked traffic and roar of the city centre there is also another world: the “national garden” with its lush vegetation, tall trees and winding paths, resembles a hidden paradise beyond time and place.

Elias Petropoulos – An Underground world

A restless and inquisitive spirit, a foe of academics and the establishment, Petropoulos was the first folklorist in Greece who dealt with social outcasts and described people and situations ignored by his country’s official history.
He lived next to rebetika singers, bums, street-urchins, whores and sissies, prisoners and underground people who became the heroes of his books: The Brothel, Kaliarda (an Etymological Dictionary of Greek Homosexuals’ Slang ), The Handbook of the Good Thief, The History of the Condom, The Rebetika Songs, The Holy Hashish and others.