The film portrays some of the bazaar shops in the area of Psirri, which traditionally used to be owned by locals but the situation seems to have changed in the last few years. The filmmakers wanted to look into the people and the objects surrounding these shops, and they took the way the shop owners relate to the antique objects in the shops as a point of departure for learning more about their work experiences in times of social and economical crisis. Through some customers’ narratives we understand more about these shops and the objects themselves. In addition, the film wants to capture the migrant’s work experience by specifically focusing on their relationship with the objects in the shop. In doing so, it tries to address larger questions about how they, as entrepreneurs, experience the economic crisis and how this affects their expectations for the future.
Loukas Koubouris has graduated from the department of Social Anthropology at Panteion University. Since 2015, he has worked in various cinema productions, while he has directed two ethnographic documentaries.