Camera Zizanio

Ευρωπαϊκή Συνάντηση Νεανικής Οπτικοακουστικής Δημιουργίας

Cinema days with Camera Zizanio in Ikaria

Join us this summer!

Camera Zizanio have several exciting activities going on this summer. One of them is Cinema days  in Ikaria, the Island of Icarus, with film making workshops and screenings!

Workshops are led by Nikos Theodosiou, artistic director of Camera Zizanio and Nikoletta Georgakopoulou.


At the square of Faros, Ikaria

July 22, 21.30

–          Mr Leonard and the Travelling cinema, by Nikos Theodosiou, duration 67’, (in greek, English subtitles)

In 1905 Mr Leonard, a travelling showman got to Kastori in Laconia, for two film performances. But he didn’t have the time because he got sick and died before. This film looks for the others travelling showmen. Camera travels through Greece and meets persons unique, full of passion, sufferings and nostalgias. We see them burrowing in dark undergrounds old projectors, yellowed papers and photographs, touching upon the cinematographic film like it is silk. The camera records tall stories.

At the Municipal Open air cinema of Agios Kirikos, Ikaria

July 26, 21.00

–         The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear, animation film by Jannik Hastrup, 75 min (in greek)

When a boy child is stolen by bears who raise him as their own, his human parents hunt the bears in despair, and the boy is faced with the dilemma of who and what he is.

July 27, 21.00

–          The Flea, by Dimitris Spyrou, duration 95 min,  (in greek)

The Flea by Dimitris Spyrou is a genial film, because the director’s treatment of a real story of ‘heroism’, which he reconstructs, is equally genial and sweet. It is set in 1965, in a mountainous village of the Olympia area, where a twelve-year old pupil edits and publishes all by himself a hand-written newspaper. In the course of the film, the young, aspiring publisher of that remote village, thanks to his persistence, patience, and perseverance and the childish innocence of his conduct, manages to open a window into the world, keep his hope alive, and fight back the conservative microcosm of his community.

July 28, 21.00

–         The Wooden Camera, by Ntshaveni Wa Luruli, duration 92 min (in English with greek subtitles)

The film takes place in and around Cape Town and a nearby township, Khayelitsha. The film centers around two black 14-year-old friends, Madiba and Sipho. One day, as they are playing alongside the railroad tracks, they find a dead body, on him, they find a gun and a video camera. Sipho takes the gun and Madiba takes the camera, which he puts inside a wooden toy camera to make it seem a not-working toy.

–         Screening of the films that will be created during the workshops.

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