Women of Sfakia and Other Stories

The film is composed of the narratives of different women from the area of Sfakia in western Crete, focusing on their experiences of place in an effort to understand the social issue of female migration pertinent in the area.Through its chronological approach – from older to young – it tries to shed some light on the changes in gender relations following the economic and social changes the area has been undergoing in recent decades, strongly affected by the growth of the tourist industry.

Ioanna Manoussaki Adamopoulou

Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou has studied Social Anthropology at Panteio University and Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked with Fairtrade U.K., Escape Artists Charity, Penrose Housing Association and Eastside Community Heritage in the production of audiovisual work, as well as in other independent documentary productions. She has taught film and has worked closely with different social groups on the moving image, including ex-offenders with mental health disorders, young people with disabilities and the homeless.