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

 

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

 

Shot over four seasons, “Athina” draws an intimate portrait of the Greek capital by observing a handful of protagonists. 

 

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. It 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, it is a story about life and survival in times of global crisis.

ATHINA (2017): Feature documentary 77'

Produced, directed & filmed by Vanessa Moussa

Film Editing & sound design: Marios Kleftakis

Music: Florian Rosset & Marios Kleftakis