ISTORIA 15+

Credits

Director

David Ockenden

Producer

Nicolaos Demourtzidis, David Ockenden

Writer

David Ockenden

Country

Australia, 2016

Running Time

64mins

Category

Documentary

Language

English and Greek with English subtitles

Starring

Roger Newcombe, Elias Demourtzidis, Nicolaos Demourtzidis, Athena Demourtzidis, Peter Demourtzidis, Amalia Spiliopoulou, Melpomeni Sahinidou, Paul Georgiou

Istoria (story). We all have one, we were all born part of one.” Greek City Times

Family history and cultural legacy are revisited by producer Nicolaos Demourtzidis, as he explores the troubled past of his ancestors and his hero, pappou Elias – a man whose memories are starting to disappear forever.

Elias Demourtzidis was one of many who survived the Greek Civil War and made a new life with his family in Australia, leaving the past behind him. But now, in the grip of Alzheimer’s disease, his most recent memories are fading and the troubles he left in the Florina village of Pelargos are coming to the fore.

Istoria follows Elias, his son and grandson as they embark on an emotional odyssey back to Greece in search of answers and closure.

Winner of a Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award 2016 and Best Documentary at the London Greek Film Festival 2017.


Ο Νικόλαος, αποφασίζει να καταγράψει την ιστορία του παππού του Ηλία Δεμουρτζίδη, ο οποίος, αφού επέζησε του Εμφυλίου Πολέμου, μετανάστευσε στην Αυστραλία. Χτυπημένος από την άνοια, ο Ηλίας, αρχίζει σιγά σιγά να ξεχνά τα τραγικά γεγονότα που του συνέβησαν στη Φλώρινα του Εμφυλίου. Ο εγγονός του αρχίζει μια τιτάνια προσπάθεια να τα καταγράψει, προτού χαθούν για πάντα από τη μνήμη του παππού του.

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