Feeling of a Home

Idomeni, in 2016; In this small village on the Greek-Macedonian border, an old lady recounts stories about locals who crossed the borderline and never came back. While her narrations reconstruct the History of the border, some Palestinians from Syria, living in the refugee settlement that has been built right next to the village, decide to set up a kindergarten. Thus, instead of waiting passively for the border to open, they exist in the present, they envision the future and they create conditions that bring them closer to a feeling of a home.

  • michalis kastanidis
    Director
  • io chaviara
    Director
  • michalis kastanidis
    Producer
  • io chaviara
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Human Rights, social, History, politics
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,800 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Arabic, Kurdish, Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 7th Athens International Digital Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    March 30, 2018
    Best Documentary Award
  • 19th Thesaloniki Documentary Festival
    Thesaloniki
    Greece
    March 5, 2017
    World Premiere
  • 23rd Athens International Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    September 22, 2017
    Greek Short Stories - In Competition
  • 6th Boddinale Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    February 22, 2018
    official selection
  • 8th Balkan Beyond Borders Film Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    October 13, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Cheap Cuts Short Documentary Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 19, 2018
    Official Selection
  • 8th Ethnofest - Athens Ethnographic Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    November 26, 2017
    Official Selection
  • 5th Chania Film Festival
    Chania
    Greece
    October 28, 2018
    Official Selection
  • 4th International Peloponnesian Documentary Festival
    Kalamata
    Greece
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • FABULA PRODUCTIONS
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - michalis kastanidis, io chaviara

Io Chaviara is a visual artist, she has taken place in international exhibitions she has been co- curating workshops and documentary festivals in Athens and Beirut. Her artworks consist of essays, lectures performances, artistic interventions, curating projects and documentaries.
Michalis Kastanidis is a film-maker and co-founder of Fabula Productions based in Athens, Greece. He has studied visual anthropology and ethnographic film in Barcelona (UB).

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