Bozcaada Belediye Başkanlığı Bozcaada, Türkiye
The first screening in Turkey.
Greece, 2014, 21’
Editing: Thodoris Armaos
Photgraphy: Stratis Vogiatzis, Thekla Malamou
Producer: Caravan Project
Music: Chrysanthos Christodoulou
Giorgos Kalyvas is a farmer who didn’t grow a family but grew trees. He fell in love with his patrimonial land and now lives alone into the primeval forest of Skouries, in northern Greece, devotedly cultivating his chestnut trees and looking after his hives. Giorgos’ destiny is affiliated with the forest’s destiny, which is in danger of destruction due to its subsoil, rich in mineral resources. The aim of a multinational company to construct a gold mine into the forest of Skouries, a few meters away from his land, has prompted an uneven battle and has multiplied the extent of loneliness and despair of Giorgos and although he didn’t want war, the war has arrived on his doorstep.
Stratis Vogiatzis was born in 1978 in Chios, Greece. He has taken part in various solo and group exhibitions, his works belong to museums and private collections and he has published four books. He has directed several independent documentaries that have been distinguished and awarded in international festivals.
Sculpting the Land, 2014
Man at home, 2014
Suspended People (co-director with Thekla Malamou), 2014
Forest of Gold, 2014
Black Land, 2013
The Blind Fisherman (co-director with Thekla Malamou), 2011