Beaver Bar

On the outskirts of Gazi, eight women have created a café bar open to anyone and bereft of any hierarchies. Faced with economic setbacks, the women set up the Beaver Collectiva in 2013. The space not only provides economic security for them, but also a secure place for those who “fall outside the norm”. Owners, customers and space interact to create a sense of intimacy that allows everyone to “belong”. The film is a portrait of the Beaver women and the remarkable space that they have created. Theirs is a story of economic precarity, ownership and activism in modern Greece.