Searching for Neanderthals in the mountains of Samarina
The film was made within the framework of the Research Program "The prehistoric research of the AUTH in the NW part of the Prefecture of Grevena - The recording of Paleolithic sites and finds in the area of Samarina".
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The prehistoric research of Greek and Italian researchers in the area of N. Grevena, and more specifically in areas of the Smolika massif around the Vlach settlement of Samarina, revealed in recent years the traces of a lively and extremely interesting "mountain archaeology", which for the first time time acquires a special dynamic and content in the Greek area. These are archaeological evidence - mainly stone tools typical of the Middle Paleolithic period - that describe the almost continuous presence of Paleolithic Neanderthal hunting groups that were active in this area of Pindos at least 60,000 years before today. The archaeological research of recent years in open-air sites with altitudes exceeding 2,000 m, near water, small alpine lakes and flint springs describe places where groups of Neanderthal hunters stopped during their continuous movements between the mountain masses of Pindus, essentially recommending the first alpine archaeological sites in Greece. The documentary presents the archaeologists' efforts to trace the daily presence of the Neanderthal groups in the area, but above all to understand the behavior of our close but still little-known relatives, who were found in Greece before the arrival of 'modern humans'.
Screenplay: Nikos Efstratiou
Directed by: Christos Voulgarakis
Camera: Christos Voulgarakis
Aerial shots: Filippos Stefanou
Editing: Nikos Efstratiou, Christos Voulgarakis
Music: Wayne Jones, Brian Bolger, Aaron Kenny
Production Execution ARTiCON audiovisual works - 2022
Musical tributes to cultural institutions, to distinguished artists from Greece and abroad in the field of music, as well as to new emerging soloists. Discussions focus on the history, the archival collections, the action of older and modern music personalities and institutions and the musical events of the city.
Direction: Christos Voulgarakis
Production Execution: ARTiCON audiovisual works
External Production: Thessaloniki State Conservatory
Monday at 8 p.m. and repeated every Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m.
The show will be broadcast by the Municipal Television of Thessaloniki TV 100.
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ARTiCON audiovisual works supported the "Pink Alive Concert" event as a Sponsor. Provided the services of video recording and creation of audiovisual production for the event that took place on 4.12.2019 at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. We thank Christina A. Dimatati and Alma Zois for giving us the opportunity to support the event.
An evening full of sounds of Classical Music from the Cinema
Christina A. Dimatati, Human Resources Director of Stone Group Intl., Organizes the Music Concert with the message "Pink ALive" for the awakening of the public for Breast Cancer, the raising of funds and the strengthening of the Association of Women with Cancer - Leap of Life N. Thessaloniki.
Together we become allies in the fight for Breast Cancer Prevention, in a concert where classical music meets cinema.
Deeply aware of women who have experienced breast cancer and with the encouragement and support of the President of Stone Group Intl., As a Piano Soloist, awarded by the Academy of Athens (1999), she performs works for Piano by Fryderyk F. Chopin.
Katerina Papadopoulou will participate, performing together works for Violin and Piano by Shostakovich, Saint-Saens, Faure, etc., Maria Dimatati with works for Piano and the String Trio "Trinity", (in more modern melodies).
After the concert, there will be a Pink Cocktail at the Foyer.
Footage from the event can be seen through the commercial.
The film "Agios Pavlos" participated in the festivals:
- FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ME.K.D.E. OF NTUA - 1st Competition of Documentary Films for the Environment and the Integrated Development of the Mountain Areas
- 2nd Athens Digital Film Festival held in Athens from May 25 to June 3, 2012. The film was selected, among others, among 200 nominated films and screened in the Competition Part of the Festival in the Competition Documentary Films category.
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On the road from Naoussa to the ski center of 3-5 Pigadia, we met the mountainous settlement of Agios Pavlos. The film traces and records the history of the place, from the testimonies of the few inhabitants, the development perspectives, and gives the impetus for escapes to the beautiful landscape.
Screenplay / Direction: Christos Voulgarakis
Research and Organization of the topic: Giannis Faniadis
Production Manager: Christos Voulgarakis
Director of Photography: Thomas Tsimpris
Music: Dimitris Delfinopoulos
Editing: Christos Voulgarakis
Duration 20 minutes
Production ARTiCON - 2011
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