THE GARDEN OF THE SOUL
«… Σφαγμένο αρμυρίκι της ψυχής
πόσο αποτρόπαια σ΄αγάπησα
βροχή του κόσμου…»
Documentary with ecological concerns registering practices on how the
ΤHE AROMA OF TRADITION
A film of 6 minutes that briefly presents the first generation of the Museum’s educational programs 1996- 2002 and especially the educational programs “The aroma of Tradition”, “Artist without a name” and the “Rainbow of nature”. The film was presented at the National Seminar «Museum-School» (Kavala, 2002), as well as at the exhibition «Cultural games» (Athens-Thessaloniki, 2003) organized by the Ministry of Culture.
CARVING THE DARKNESS
«Τυφλή φωνή, που ψηλαφείς μέσα στη νυχτωμένη μνήμη
βήματα και χειρονομίες…»
The film observes the blind sculptor Petros Roukoutakis working at his atelier. At the same time, a dialogue begins with the Museum that organized the exhibition “Bright Darkness” in May 2005. Petros Roukoutakis was a painter until the age of 28. When he lost his sight due to pathogenic reasons, he became a sculptor using his inner vision and his hands as main tools, bringing to light representations and personal experiences from a life elsewhere.
THE CRETAN HOUSE IN 3 DIMENSIONS
A digital tour in the Cretan middle-class house and the farm-house, during the pre- industrial period, as they are represented in the folk collection of the
BUILDING WITH STONES AND CRETAN RHYMES
Καθένα πράγμα μες στη ζωή ετούτη
μια μαντινάδα έχει και βγάλέ του την.
The film narrates the cronicle of the construction of the Cretan Open-Air Museum “LYCHNOSTATIS”. Using materials from the nature and the soul of
NOT ALL PLANTS DYE…
Εleni Anipsitaki - Daouraki, teacher, folklorist and founder of the Folklore Museum of Sitia, talks about dyeing, the technique of fast coloring of yarns with natural colors. In this short interview -the last she gave before her death in 2009- she culminates her donation to the Cretan open-air Museum "Lychnostatis". The Museum "Lychnostatis" has since then created in her memory and implemented the educational program "Colors & graces".
Production : 2010
THE LIGHT INSIDE
Directed by Stavros Psillakis
Yiorgis Markakis, an 86 years old ophthalmologist and founder of the Cretan open-air Museum “Lychnostatis” in Hersonissos, Crete, reveals the treasures of his memory, “anything that he harvested with his eyes and has kept within him”.
Heartbreaks of experience end up with his quote about happiness “everything values in this world as much as you have loved it”.
Production : 2015
BUTTERFLIES IN THE SKIES
In the short movie «Butterflies in the skies», well known academics, authors, singers and rhyme-creators speak about the creation process of the Cretan rhyme («mantinada») and its role in the intangible heritage of Crete.
Director: Yiannis MARKAKIS
Editor: Kiriakos CHARITAKIS
Appearances (in order):
Kostis LAGOUDIANAKIS, Eratosthenis KAPSOMENOS, Aristeidis CHAIRETIS, Stefanos CHAIRETIS, LOUDOVIKOS OF ANOGEIA,
STAYROS PSILAKIS - «The Inner Light» (2014)
ΜANOLIS TAKSIDARAKIS – «Which Rhyme to tell you» (2006)
KIRIAKOS CHARITAKIS – «Τhe tradition that binds us – Tsiatista in Cyprus, rhymes in Crete» (2017)
Translation: Elsa MARKAKI, Manos FRAGOS
Production : 2020