30.09. - 09.10.2021

Raw Material Greece 2011 | 78 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Christos Karakepelis

Christos Karakepelis (*1962) studied social sciences and film directing. He works as director and screenwriter for TV documentaries. His first award winning feature was The House of Cain (2000).

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Three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek: a mere sample of the endless army of desperados who live in a string of shanty towns in the shadow of the Acropolis, recycling the metal of an entire nation; heroes of Raw Material and raw material themselves. From the dustbins to the toxic junkyards of downtown Athens, the metal they collect becomes the foundation of the insane world in which they - and we - live. Raw Material charts the course of this band of hunter-gatherers in today’s Europe.

Original title: Proti Yli
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic, Greek, Roma, Turkish, Urdu
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Christos Karakepelis
Screenplay: Natassa Segou, Christos Karakepelis
Cast: Plumbi Pelumb, Hussein Mustafa, Gogo, Sokol, Gurdevr, Jasvinder
Producer: Costas Labropoulos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Director of Photography: Dionyssis Efthimiopoulos
Music: Vassilis Michailidis
Production Design:
Editor: Ioannis Chalkiadakis
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Greek Film Centre | 10 Panepistimiou Av | Athen | Greece | Phone: +30 210 3678517 | Email:
Production: CL Productions; Faliro House Productions; Greek Film Centre; ERT S.A.


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