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Kε•ha•'jas - Man of the Land

"Kε•ha•'jas - Man of the Land" is an ethnographic documentary filmed in Lemnos, the most lowland of the Aegean islands.
Lemnos, which according to one version owes its name to the Homeric Leion, which identifies a field with wheat or from the Leis + "Apple", which means sheep, is characterized by intense livestock and agricultural activity, since ancient times.
The Lemnian farmer, Kε•ha•'jas - during the oral tradition of the place that gave birth to him - was a momentous and turbulent concept, mostly misunderstood.

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    1 hour 2 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
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    Digital 4k
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Director Biography - GIORGOS KOMAKIS

My name is George Komakis and I am an independent filmmaker and producer located in Greece. My career started at 2003 taking acting courses in a Greek drama school. It was then that my love for cinematography was born. Completing my studies and empowered with a personal view of the art of acting, the next logical step was to deepen my directing skills. I achieved that at 2009 by receiving my Bachelor of Arts. The next years I worked as an assistant director in various television productions and on 2011 I undertake projects as filmmaker and camera operator of such productions. My cooperation with the Greek branch of from 2013 to 2016 as a filmmaker and camera operator brought me closer to the genre of documentary. Since then i am working an external contractor against television production studios and as an independent producer and director of my own personal projects.

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Director Statement

The documentary, through the narrative word of the Kε•ha•'jas family and their living experience, comes to cover the already existing void of official memory and local history for the existence of the group itself.
Memories, oblivions, silences and identities help to illuminate the rural, economic and social history of the island, mostly on a predominantly evolutionary base.
The history of the Kε•ha•'jas group is nothing more than a story experienced on the baseline, from subjects who previously had no right to the official or written history and the institutional memory of Lemnos.