Athina

Athina – a place, a state of play and a state of mind.

The documentary is a snapshot picture of a town trying to recover from an economical, humanitarian and socio-political maelstrom.

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Produced, directed & filmed by Vanessa Moussa, over four seasons, the film observes a handful of protagonists.

Athina” tells the story of people looking for something that was taken away from them: refugees looking for a home, young people looking for a future, rebels looking for a cause, and a country looking to get its dignity back.

Ultimately, the film is about life and survival in times of global crisis.

It sets in Athens, at a time that follows the biggest economic crisis since World War II, a wave of mass migration and the inability of the newly elected radical left government, to end austerity.

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Inevitably, refugees and migrants are very present throughout the film. However, this is not a documentary about the migrant crisis, nor a film on the financial crash.

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The documentary draws an intimate portrait of the Greek capital. It takes a humanistic approach and shines a light on the resilience that prevails. Rather than taking an alarmist tone, it focuses on capturing the spirit of the place.

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At a time of growing anxiety and uncertainty blowing throughout the world, the documentary looks at Athens for a better understanding of the World we live in today.

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Produced, Directed & Filmed by Vanessa Moussa
Film Editing & Sound Design: Marios Kleftakis
Music: Florian Rosset & Marios Kleftakis 

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