Elias, a 79 year old Greek/Australian immigrant has Alzheimer’s. A terrible degenerative disease that will see his memories, good and bad, lost with him.
From back within his small home village of Misovinous, we hear of the very brutal and bloody tale of the Greek Civil war… Neighbours turning on each other, murdering each anothers families and ultimately how they have been able to continue to live alongside each other for the last 50 years… only doors apart.
Elias, whose father was burnt alive, his pregnant mother and her unborn child nailed to a tree and his brother shot, needs to remember this past if he is going to find a sense of closure, even forgiveness for what he has endured.
‘Istoria’ follows the journey of Elias as he returns to Greece for the last time to tell this story and hear from the people who were also there to witness it.
Production Company: Proetic Productions
Producer: Nicolaos Demourtzidis
Director/Edit: David Ockenden
DOP: Brad Halstead
A-Cam Sony PMW F3
B-Cam Canon 60D
Nikon 17-35 f2.8 (Duclos CINE-MOD)
Nikon 28-70 f2.8 (Duclos CINE-MOD)
Nikon 80-200 f2.8 (Duclos CINE-MOD)
Miller Compass 25 with 3 Stage Solo Legs