Documentaries 2019


DIEGO MARADONA

Documentary • 127’ • United Kingdom • 2019

Director: Asif Kapadia
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind SENNA and AMY and producer Paul Martin, DIEGO MARADONA is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself. On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. For seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.

PAROS • 10 JULY • 20.45 • CINE REX OPEN AIR CINEMA
PATMOS • 16 JULY • 20.15 • SKALA OPEN AIR CINEMA



MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE

Music Documentary • 97' • USA • 2019
Director: Nick Broomfield
Language: English, Norwegian
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: R

Now so long Marianne / It’s time that we began to laugh / And cry and cry and laugh about it all again… These deeply emotional lyrics written by Leonard Cohen were inspired by Marianne Ihlen. This touching documentary illuminates tender aspects of the enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his muse, Marianne Ihlen.

PAROS • 13 JULY • 20.45 • CINEREX OPEN AIR CINEMA
PATMOS • 17 JULY • 20.45 • SKALA OPEN AIR CINEMA



TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

Documentary • 118’ • USA • 2017

Director: Rory Kennedy
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

An in-depth portrait of a living surf legend, Take Every Wave examines the life of an extraordinary individual fuelled by fear, ambition and challenge. This rip-roaring account of his life gives us an intimate glimpse into what drives an elite athlete to follow the rules or break them, revealing how he changed the face of the sport and the price an athlete pays for greatness.

PAROS • 10 JULY • 23.00 • CINE REX OPEN AIR CINEMA


MAIDEN

Documentary • 93’ • UK • 2018

Director: Alex Holmes
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: PG

In the late 1980s, amateur British sailor Tracy Edwards decided she’d had enough of being discriminated in sailing for being a woman. She assembled the world’s first international all-female sailing crew and took part in the Whitbread Round the World Race—a staggering 40,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the earth that few boats dared tackle. As the team weathered not only life-threatening high seas but also a storm of sexism in the media, their expedition came to signify so much more than just a race to the finish line.

PAROS • 12 JULY • 22.45 • PAROS PARK
PATMOS • 19 JULY • 20.45 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA



WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER

Documentary • 72’ • Greece • 2019

Director: Marianna Economou
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

Elias, a small farming village in central Greece, is dying out. But two cousins team up with the village grannies to cultivate the tomato seeds they have kept for hundreds of years. With a little help from Wagner’s music—which they use to help their tomatoes grow—the team succeeds to export little jars with organic tomato recipes across the world.

PAROS • 11 JULY • 23.00 • LEFKES POPUP CINEMA
PATMOS • 16 JULY • 20.45 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA



ENTREPRENEUR

Documentary • 74' • Finland • 2018

Director: Virpi Suutari
Language: Finnish, English, Chinese
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

ENTREPRENEUR is a mildly comic take on the spirit and zeal of entrepreneurship, and follows two companies with two opposing approaches to working life in Finland. One is a modern entrepreneur following global trends and adapting the latest technology, while the other has a more traditional approach to entrepreneurship in an area of Finland where change moves slower.


PATMOS • 17 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA


HAPPY PRINCES

Documentary • 82’ • Greece, Germany • 2018

Director: Panos Deligiannis
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

Out of the heart of a favela in Rio de Janeiro up to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, the art of theatre spreads the wings of a group of children for a free flight over their fears, their dreams, and the extreme contradictions of their home city where guns and drums are beating on the same frenzied rhythm.


PAROS • 13 JULY • 22.45 • PAROS PARK


THE GREAT HACK

Documentary • 113’ • USA • 2019

Director: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

Do you ever wonder why you receive ads for products that you happened to research the day before? Be afraid. Be very afraid. Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset, and it is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation and delves into the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data breach that rocked the world.

PAROS • 11 JULY • 22.45 • PAROS PARK
PATMOS • 18 JULY • 20.45 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA



THE BRINK

Documentary • 92’ • USA • 2019

Director: Alison Klayman
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

Around the world, the far right is gaining ground. Filmmaker Alison Klayman’s deft and vigilant fly-on-the-wall camera records everything as she follows Steve Bannon after he has left his perch as Trump’s White House chief strategist, from hotel-room meetings with Trump-supporting midterm candidates looking to kiss Bannon’s ring, to intimate convenings with far-right leaders from France, Hungary, Belgium, and Britain.

PAROS • 13 JULY • 20.45 • PAROS PARK
PATMOS • 21 JULY • 20.45 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA



ECHOES DOCUMENTARIES

SEA OF SHADOWS

Documentary • 104’ • Austria • 2019

Director: Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogie, Matthew Podolsky
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

The Sea of Cortez is facing total collapse because of a war at sea. Mexican drug cartels are going after the “cocaine of the sea,” a valuable fish called the totoaba and, in doing so, are destroying the ecosystem with illegal gill nets. Filmmaker Richard Ladkani finds incredible access and paints a 360-degree view, capturing striking observational footage of the action to protect the Sea of Cortez, which Jacques Cousteau called “the aquarium of the world.”


PAROS • 9 JULY • 20.45 • PAROS PARK
PATMION • 17 JULY • 20.45 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA



DROWNING IN PLASTIC

Documentary • 90’ • UK • 2018

Director: Tom Watt-Smith
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

Our blue planet is facing one of its biggest threats in human history. Trillions of pieces of plastic are choking the very lifeblood of our earth and every marine animal, from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals, is being affected. But can we turn back this growing plastic tide before it is too late? In this new series, wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin visits scientists working at the cutting edge of plastics research.


PAROS • 10 JULY • 22.45 • PAROS PARK

2040

Documentary • 92’ • Australia • 2019

Director: Damon Gameau
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

PAROS • 11 JULY • 20.45 • PAROS PARK
PATMOS • 20 JULY • 20.45 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA


ARTIFISHAL: THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS

Documentary • 75’ • USA • 2019

Director: Josh “Bones” Murphy
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

ARTIFISHAL is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. The film traces the impact of fish hatcheries and the extraordinary amount of public money wasted on an industry that contributes to the problem it claims to solve.


PAROS • 12 JULY • 20.45 • PAROS PARK
PATMOS • 19 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA


ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Documentary • 87' • Canada • 2018

Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier
Language: English, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, German
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE:The Human Epoch is the work of the multiple award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows an international body of scientists who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch has given way to the Anthropocene Epoch as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. The filmmakers use high-end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination, standing at the intersection of art and science.

PAROS • 13 JULY • 23.00 • CINE REX OPEN AIR CINEMA
PATMOS • 16 JULY • 23.00 • SKALA OPEN AIR CINEMA


ACCESS DOCUMENTARIES

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Documentary • 88’• USA • 2019

Director: Avi Belkin
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: PG-13

As riveting as it is topical, Mike Wallace Is Here mirrors its subject’s scrutinous gaze to better understand how we arrived at the precarious media tipping point menacing our democracy today. Exhuming decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, filmmaker Avi Belkin crafts an all-archival portrait that explores what drove and plagued this restless reporter, whose storied career and troubled personal life were inherently entwined with the evolution of broadcast journalism itself.

PAROS • 10 JULY • 20.45 • PAROS PARK
PATMOS • 16 JULY • 20.45 • PATMION THEATRE


WE COULD BE HEROES

Documentary • 80’ • Morocco • 2019

Director: Hind Bensari
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

Though Azzedine is a Paralympic champion, at home, in Morocco, he is an outcast. Denied a salary or social care, even the right to train in the city stadium, Azzedine and his friend Yousef prepare for the next Paralympic Games in Rio, where they will be going for glory in the seated shot put. Returning from Rio after a golden performance, Azzedine hopes for a hero's welcome but instead he must fight for his basic human rights.

PATMOS • 16 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION THEATRE

THE WEIGHT OF WATER

Documentary • 78’ • USA, Nepal • 2018

Director: Michael Brown
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Rating: Not Rated

The Weight of Water is the story of a blind adventurer kayaking the Grand Canyon. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present moment. "It's so hard to be fully in the moment because there's so much fear, there's so much anxiety, it's like a person looking through a window at an experience rather than being in the experience", says Erik Weihenmayer.

PATMOS • 17 JULY • 19.30 • PATMION THEATRE

BACK TO THE TOP

Documentary • 94’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Stratis Chatzielenoudas
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

Leonidas, a 33 year-old paraplegic punk rocker and his group of friends want to climb the highest peak of Mount Olympus. Who will find it more difficult?

PATMOS • 17 JULY • 21.00 • PATMION THEATRE

THE GOLDEN AGE

Short Film Documentary • 20’ • France • 2018

Director: Eric Minh Cuong Castaing
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

In a series of workshops, children with motor disabilities experiment with various dance techniques and virtual reality glasses to see what dancers see.

PATMOS • 17 JULY • 19.00 • PATMION THEATRE

HISTORY FILES - POWERED BY COSMOTE TV

GREECE IN WORLD WAR II

Documentary • 100’ • Greece • 2017

Director: Grigoris Karantinakis
Language: Greek, Italian
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

Through testimonies, rare documents and journals, this documentary series presents the heroic Greek resistance in World War II, focusing especially on the Sacred Band and the Greek Italian War.

PATMOS • 18 JULY • 17.00 • PATMION THEATRE

FIGURES OF OUR TIME

Documentary • 84’ • Greece • 2017

Director: Panos Angelopoulos
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

Contemporary Greek artists and intellectuals introduce themselves and become a source of inspiration with their life and rich work. Let’s get to know the people that shape Greece’s current cultural landscape.

PATMOS • 18 JULY • 19.00 • PATMION THEATRE



THE MAY OF PONTUS

Documentary • 74’ • Greece • 2019

Director: Panos Angelopoulos
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

Pontus: a land whose history stretches across centuries and where myths lie in every corner. A series that sketches the course of the Pontic Greeks and their sufferings once the Young Turks took power.


PATMOS • 18 JULY • 20.40 • PATMION THEATRE

ON THE WAY TO FREEDOM: THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF ODESSA

Documentary • 49’ • Greece • 2019

Director: Stamatis Tsarouhas
Language: Greek, English
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

Shortly after the settlement of Greeks, Odessa evolved to Hellenism’s greatest cultural and trade center in the area. When Filiki Eteria was founded in 1814, the community saw the brightest moment in its history.


PATMOS • 18 JULY • 22.10 • PATMION THEATRE

THE MARBLE RUSH

Documentary • 102’ • Greece • 2019

Director: Kleanthis Danopoulos
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

Throughout the ten episodes of the TV series, renowned Greek and European researchers, leading historians and archaeologists, as well as the Directors of the five more important Archaeological Schools that are active in Greece for the last 150 years, share their knowledge and expertise on the impact of the Ancient Hellenic culture on the European History and present the key points of this interactive dialogue that charted the cultural directions of the European evolution and the history of modern Greece.

PATMOS • 18 JULY • 23.10 • PATMION THEATRE

MOUNTAIN ATHOS IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Documentary • 83’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Kostas Avgeris
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

On the occasion of the digitization of the spiritual treasures of Mount Athos, the documentary reveals the heritage of Athos by presenting unique archives and treasures and travels the audience to a different world.

PATMOS • 19 JULY • 17.00 • PATMION THEATRE

ROMANIOTES: THE GREEK-JEWS OF IOANNINA

Documentary • 67’ • Greece • 2019

Directors: Stelios Tatakis, Anies Sklavou
Language: English, Greek
Subtitles: English, Greek
Rating: Not Rated

The documentary traces the history of Romaniotes Jews of Ioannina, a history parallel to the one of the town itself but also the entire country. How did they interact with the Christians and contribute to the local community?


PATMOS • 19 JULY • 18.40 • PATMION THEATRE

ERATOSTHENES EXPERIMENT

Documentary • 8’ • Greece • 2019

Director: Giorgos Petropoulos
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

An ancient Greek mathematician, Eratosthenes, takes charge of the library of Alexandria. His concerns about the size of the Earth lead him to a very important observation about Earth’s circumference. He collects enough data and he makes numerous measurements as he waits for the big day, the Summer Solstice. On that day he manages with tremendous inventiveness and mathematical geometry to figure out the dimensions of the Earth and answer a centuries-old question.

PATMOS • 19 JULY • 20.00 • PATMION THEATRE

LOVE IN ANCIENT GREECE

Documentary • 82’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Ekaterini Graham
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

An ancient Greek mathematician, Eratosthenes, takes charge of the library of Alexandria. His concerns about the size of the Earth lead him to a very important observation about Earth’s circumference. He collects enough data and he makes numerous measurements as he waits for the big day, the Summer Solstice. On that day he manages with tremendous inventiveness and mathematical geometry to figure out the dimensions of the Earth and answer a centuries-old question.

PATMOS • 19 JULY • 20.10 • PATMION THEATRE

FAITH RELEASES THE MIRACLE

Documentary • 79’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Grigoris Karantinakis
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

What is faith and what is its power? Through a journey to the places where Virgin Mary lived, clergymen, medical scientists and artists investigate the relation between faith, art and miracles.

PATMOS • 20 JULY • 17.00 • PATMION THEATRE

1912-1922: THE 10-YEAR EXPEDITION

Documentary • 90’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Dimitris Zissopoulos
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

In just one decade, three wars and one unspeakable tragedy shaped the character of modern Greece. Renowned Greek and foreign historians, academics and writers shed light to the historical events.

PATMOS • 20 JULY • 18.30 • PATMION THEATRE

GREEK FOOTBALL LEGENDS

Documentary • 95’ • Greece • 2016-2018

Directors: Leonidas Panonides, Vasilis Kehagias, Kostas Bakouris
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

"Greek Football Legends" is a twelve episodes documentary series about the life and the career of major Greek footballers. Every episode is the portrait of a footballer, where, through a detailed interview with the protagonist and testimonies of the people who lived with him, it seeks the reflection on his career and the stigma he left in Greek football.

PATMOS • 20 JULY • 20.10 • PATMION THEATRE

IOANNIS KAPODISTRIAS

Documentary • 50’ • Greece • 2019

Director: Giorgos Gikapeppas
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

The fictionalized life story of the most distinguished politician and diplomat, who left an indelible mark on the history of modern Greece, unfolds through dramatized re-enactments of actual events that revive significant aspects of his life, valid historical narratives as well as rare documents pertaining to his life and excerpts from
autobiographical texts written by Kapodistrias himself. Therefore, it attempts to bring current viewers closer to the unknown sides of his personality.

PATMOS • 20 JULY • 22.00 • PATMION THEATRE

THE CHRISTMAS STAR: SOL INVICTUS

Documentary • 89’ • Greece • 2018


Director: Grigoris Karantinakis
Language:Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

On December 25, sunlight wins over darkness. What symbols have been associated with the sun from antiquity to Christianity? Specialists answer while we discover Christmas customs of the world.

PATMOS • 20 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION THEATRE

GLORIOUS SHIPS OF THE GREEK NAVY

Documentary • 76’ • Greece • 2017

Director: Panos Angelopoulos
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

From antiquity to modern times, the Navy played a leading role to the fights of Greeks for freedom. A documentary series about the stories behind war ships that glorified Greece, in cooperation with the Naval History Department.

PATMOS • 21 JULY • 17.00 • PATMION THEATRE

MACEDONIAN STRUGGLE: 1904 - 1908

Documentary • 86’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Grigoris Karantinakis
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

The Macedonian Struggle burst when Macedonia was still part of the Ottoman Empire as a violent reaction of Greeks against the Bulgarian imperialism. What is its importance for Greek History?

PATMOS • 21 JULY • 18.30 • PATMION THEATRE

LOVE IN THE TIME OF TECHNOLOGY

Documentary • 90’ • Greece • 2019

Director: Ekaterina Papageorgiou
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

How has the way we communicate and fall in love changed over the course of time? From Pagrati’s 'bride markets' to our phone screens, scientists from Greece and abroad analyze the relationship between love and technology.

PATMOS • 21 JULY • 20.10 • PATMION THEATRE


FRIENDSHIP ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHERS

Documentary • 55’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Ioanna Anterkoou
Languages: Greek, English, French
Subtitles: Greek, English
Rating: Not Rated

The First Philosophers is a thematic journey that explores the lives and thoughts of ancient Greek philosophers. Filmed in world-renowned academic institutions and through interviews with leading contemporary thinkers, as well as in the labs of scientists, on-location with artists, technological experts and academics, the series also highlights continued influence of ancient philosophy on our lives today.

PATMOS • 21 JULY • 22.00 • PATMION THEATRE

GOD'S KITCHEN

Documentary • 60’ • Greece • 2018

Director: Leonidas Panonides
Languages: Greek
Subtitles: English
Rating: Not Rated

The documentary series “God's Kitchen”, travels around Greece, in those places where the lonely travellers of the orthodox Christian faith, bow in humbleness to all the things that nature and its Creator offer then. A documentary of high standards, which focuses on monastery cuisine, the authentic recipes of traditional Greek cuisine and the tasteful combinations of simple natural ingredients. A particular cuisine which has its roots on the nutrition of Ancient Greece. A cinematic capture of the distinct nutritional rules followed by the monks and nuns in the sacred retreats of Greece.

PATMOS • 21 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION THEATRE