In the middle of August Syrrakiots from everywhere gather to their place of origin and set up their fest in the square of their village. A meeting that connects the memory of the community with the present bonds of its members and signifies their own annual circle.
Silas Michalakas obtained his MA in Visual Anthropology at the Goldsmiths College, University of London, while he also holds a MSc in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and a BA in Archaeology. He has worked in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and as a freelance documentary filmmaker, researcher and producer. Several of his works have been used to support the inscription of intangible cultural heritage elements to the representative list of UNESCO, while others have been exhibited in museums of modern history and fine arts. He is currently the development and educational activities manager in the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest.