Historical Documentary Series | 12 Episodes
CLIENT: ERT 3
PRODUCERS: FILIOS STAGOS, GEORGE KASDAGLIS, Peter KASDAGLIS
DIRECTOR - EDITOR: DIMITRIS CHATZIMALIS
WRITER/RESEARCH: THEODOSIOS KYRIAKIDIS
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH: VASILLIS LOLIDIS
ART DIRECTOR: Peter KASDAGLIS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: GEORGIA VRAMIDOU, LEFTERIS KASDAGLIS
CAMERA OPERATORS: DIMITRIS CHATZIMALIS, LEFTERIS KASDAGLIS, GEORGE LEONTARIS
COLORIST: LEFTERIS KASDAGLIS
MOTION GRAPHICS: THOMAS DOUKINITSAS (CREATIVITY FILMS)
MUSIC / ORIGINAL SCORE: GEORGE XOULOGIS (SOCIAL PRODUCTIONS)
100 years since the beginning of the tragedy
Approximately 1.5 million Greek refugee inhabitants from Turkey were forced to leave their ancestral lands in Asia Minor, Pontus, Eastern Thrace, and Cappadocia. A series of events compelled the Greeks to abandon their homelands and homes, uproot themselves, and find A NEW HOMELAND.
All these refugees found themselves as protagonists in an unprecedented event in international chronicles known as "the largest population movement in history." The goals of the documentary are to highlight the dramatic history of the resettlement of these populations, the difficulties they faced during the relocation and "reception" by Greek authorities and residents of the areas.
We explore, step by step, the geographical points in Greece that were chosen to accommodate them and discover the peculiarities of each local refugee community.
uncover the untold stories of a pivotal moment in history
Immerse yourself in an era of upheaval, migration, and the clash of cultures as we embark on a captivating journey to explore the dramatic events that unfolded during the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1922.
borders were redrawn, lives were uprooted
We designed a title sequence that will transport you to a world where borders were redrawn, lives were uprooted, and identities were forever transformed.
The Vibrant tapestry of intertwining histories
We carefully crafted visuals that explore the cultural exchange that occurred, as people from different backgrounds were forced to adapt and assimilate into new societies, creating a tapestry of rich traditions, shared experiences, and lasting bonds that endure to this day.