The Silent Path


" Silent Path", is a series of documentaries shot in Lesvos, during the financial and migrant crisis. The series is filmed with a poetic approach, without seeking the classic documentation. It deliberately follows the natural course of the meetings with the characters, without aiming at a pre-determined outcome, leaving space for emotions and the unexpected. The aim of the series is to give a voice to everyday people who live their lives quietly, but know how to share, laugh, create, love, endure and keep on going with dignity, preserving a way of living in harmony with their environment. This is the "intangible cultural heritage" of Greece of Europe, the culture of everyday life of ordinary people with knowledge, practices and traditions, that are often deeply rooted in time, and to this day still define our collective memory and identity.
"Salt and Bread" introduces us to the people of a neighborhood, an ouzo distillery and a shipyard. What they all have in common is their love for what they do.
Making their own mark ... Grannies presents four women of Lesvos: Aged but strong in spirit, grounded in the soil and history of the island, recalling life with humour and wisdom. The grannies ask for nothing except to be recognised as the heroes of their own lives.
Routvas is a remote shepherd’s settlement on the mountains, next to a Christian chapel with ancient Greek columns. The Tsakarelos family spends the summer there, with their flock of sheep, before weather becomes too cold. Living in a house without electricity, cultivating their own organic vegetables, as they say, making their own bread.

Directed by: Tzeli Hadjidimitriou
Cinematography by: Tzeli Hadjidimitriou
Editing by: Yorgos Savoglou, Tzeli Hadjidimitriou
Color Grading: Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, Yorgos Savoglou
Sound editing by: Nikos Palamaris