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Thread of The Needle

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From the Greek series
by Colette Piault and Anna Triandaphyllou-Marnelis
color, 25 min, 1982
16mm print available for rental

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Ano Ravenia, a mountain village in Greece, young men leave to find work, learn a trade or serve in the Army while a young woman may leave her father’s house only to enter that of her husband. The unmarried girls remain in the village amoung the elderly folk, meeting together to embroider their trousseaus and chat. In a rural Greek community, it is not the role of women to express their point of view in public. The film allows the spectator to sit in one of these casual sewing sessions where the girls talk about their wishes and problems, most of which revolve around marriages that will change their lives.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York, 1983
Bilan du Film Ethnographique, Paris, 1984
Broadcast, ERT II, Greece, 1984

Other Films in the Greek Series:
Every Day is Not A Feast Day
A Hard Life
Let's Get Married
My Family and Me

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