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Guardians of the Aegean

Τhe five-year odyssey of filmmaker Omiros Evangelinos while sailing on board a former fishing caique, through the islands of the Cyclades, investigates the matter of overfishing and the struggle of artisan fishermen throughout the Aegean Sea. In his voyage he documents a chaotic state of anarchy, where pirate fishing methods, like the use of dynamite and intense industrial fishing, have depleted this once rich sea.

Along the way, the news of a conservation project initiated by Pierre-Yves Cousteau brings Omiros and his crew to Santorini island. There they witness Pierre’s efforts in uniting the local fishermen together with scientists and local politicians for the making of a Marine Protected Area, one of the few bottom up conservation initiatives in the world…

  • Omiros Evangelinos
    Director
  • Omiros Evangelinos
    Writer
  • Omiros Evangelinos
    Producer
    Aegean Odyssey productions
  • Pierre Yves Cousteau
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Environment, Sea conservation Overfishing
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    English, Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    HD, Canon 5D
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16/9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    March 15, 2016
    Greek Premiere
  • Chalkida international Doc Fest
    Chalkida
    Greece
    October 8, 2016
    Eco Award George Kologis
Distribution Information
  • Aegean Odyssey productions
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Omiros Evangelinos

Omiros Evangelinos has been directing environmental documentaries for the past 10 years. His passion on achieving a balance between humans and nature drove him to initiate the 5 year long, self-funded production of the "Guardians of the Aegean". He strongly believes that these practices witnessed in the film and the outreaching process can serve as a global example.

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Omiros Evangelinos is an environmentalist, filmmaker, dive master, researcher and captain of the boat Odyssey. He is dedicated on promoting the creation of knowledge and awareness in crucial environmental and public health issues.