We’ve lived in the very polluted city of Thessaloniki. Most of the people around us keep mumbling about the long working hours and their misery of not having enough money to make the “big” life. So, what is missng from our every day life? Could nature and the connection to our roots bring back the smile on our faces? Kostakis is our young protagonist. When he was 16 years old, he chose to become a maker of horses’ saddles, because of his vast love for animals and nature. To our eyes he is a man who emits happiness.

Theodora Malliarou

Theodora Malliarou has graduated the Film Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has postgraduate studies in Art, Law and Economy. She directed the documentary “Kostakis” which was distinguished at the Chalkida Documentary Film Festival. She works as an editor and assistant director, based in Athens. She has participated in numerous international programs about film development such as the four4corners of MEDIA. She is also actively involved in audiovisual literacy.