DER Documentary

Let's Get Married

From the Greek series
by Colette Piault
color, 35 min, 1985
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Eleni, who was raised in Greece but lived with her aunt Martha's family in Martin, Tennessee met Demetrios who was living and working with his father in the Greek village of Ano Ravenia. While she was on holiday, they fell in love and married. This observational film follows this Greek-American wedding day in the manner of a home movie shot by professional filmmakers. Delimited, natural, and spontaneous, the film reveals the American influence on Greek culture through behaviors, attitudes, and language.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Nordic Association for Anthropological Film, Finland, 1985
Nuoro Ethnographic Film Festival, Nuoro, 1986

Other films in the Greek Series:
Charcoal-Makers
Every Day is Not A Feast Day
A Hard Life
My Family and Me
Thread of The Needle



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