Dimitsana: “Moving Towards the New Century…”

The film, which was screened as a work in progress at the 2nd Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, is part of the ethnographic research that took place in Dimitsana (Arcadia), between 2007 and 2011, with its topic of study being the transformations of space and its representations. The various experiences of nativity and belonging, the immigration and the return to the homeland, the new bonds with the village, the emergence of “authenticity”, “tradition” and of “mountain rurality” as aesthetic qualities through alternative tourism, as well as the new uses of space in outdoor recreational activities are some aspects of reality that the film is trying to explore.

Silas Michalakas

Silas Michalakas studied Archaeology, University of Ioannina. He did postgraduate studies in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Athens, and in Visual Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London, England

Yannis N. Drinis

Yannis N. Drinis studied History and Folklore Studies, University of Ioannina, and Social Anthropology, University of Kent, U.K., (postgraduate studies). He is PhD candidate in Folklore Studies at the University of Ioannina. He is working as folklorist in the General Secretariat of Culture.