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    synopsis

Words and images on the things that are not the way they should be
a film inspired by the school student movement addressing the utopias and aspirations of adolescents.

Thousands of high school students go out in the streets, demanding changes in the education system proposed by the state and in the quality of their everyday life which is threatened by increasingly intensified school programmes.

Programmes proposed by a society just aiming to create useful employees and an educational system which appears to demand creativity and innovation while at the same time rejecting the only innovative elements adolescence can produce.
A fast- paced and complex educational system that aims to create individuals ready to earn a lot of money, arming them with just enough knowledge to satisfy their material needs.

Now days when anything not deemed useful is rejected, a laid back approach to life appears practically incredible and certainly reprehensible.

Blending scenes from high school student demonstrations with images from landscapes where life still resists and keeps a wonderful magic balance are blended in order to reflect on the pace of our daily lives.

The innocence of young people's faces, their romanticism, their utopia is similar to the revolutionary spirit we find in many texts of writers such as A.Camus, S.Beckett, F.Nietzsche, P.P.Pasolini, C.Magris, R.Loriga
 

   Festival Circuit

Images 21 Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival 2000
Munchen International Documentary Festival 2000
Kalamata International Documentary Festival
Drama International Short Film Festival
Spinaloga International Documentary Film festival
Olympia International Filmfestival for Children and Young People
Samos Meditterranean Documentary Film Festival 2000
Istanbul Documentary Film Festival 2001
 

 

 
  Film Credits
  Director Lucia Rikaki
  Screenplay Lucia Rikaki
  Script Consultant Nikos Sideris
  Cinematography Argyris Theos
  Editing Ag. Despotidou
  additional photography Lucia Rikaki
  Narration in greek Kat. Lipiridou
  Interview with  Efi Kalesaki
  Music Supervisor Nikos Nikolaidis
  Production Lucia Rikaki
TRICKY TRICK FILMS LTD
with the support of the Greek Film Center
  Distributor Tricky Trick Films
  Subtitles English
  Format Digital Beta
  Length 30 min
 
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