image Digital Cultures – Warsaw: Caravan Project Presentation

To «Χρυσό Δάσος” στο Οικολογικό Φεστιβάλ Fan Fest Romania

Giorgos Kalyvas is a farmer who didn’t grow a family but grew trees. He fell in love with his patrimonial land and now lives alone into the primeval forest of Skouries, in northern Greece, devotedly cultivating his chestnut trees and looking after his hives. Giorgos’ destiny is affiliated with the forest’s destiny, which is in danger of destruction due to its subsoil, rich in mineral resources. The aim of a multinational company to construct a gold mine into the forest of Skouries, a few meters away from his land, has prompted an uneven battle and has multiplied the extent of loneliness and despair of Giorgos and although he didn’t want war, the war has arrived on his doorstep. The Caravan Project is a travelogue in crisis-stricken Greece aiming at bringing people’s untold stories into the foreground while focusing on the richness and diversity of human narration. Employing a variety of media such as portrait photography, sound recording and powerful character-based short documentaries, The Caravan Project aims to diffuse everyday life stories suppressed by the established institutional discourses and bounded ‘realities’.