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Romaniotes, the Greek Jews of Ioannina

Greece, 2019, 67 min, West Coast Premiere

Romaniotes, the distinct Greek-Jewish community of the city of Ioannina, with customs and traditions different from the Sephardic and Ashkenazis. Even today, for more than 1.000 years, since the Byzantine era, they have been an integral part of the multicultural mosaic of the city of Ioannina, although it was in danger of extinction during World War II.

Agnes Sklavou studied French Literature at Kapodistrian University and Film Directing at Stavrakos Film School. Stelios Tatakis studied film lighting and cinematography at Stavrakos Film School. For over 25 years they work in movies, television, and advertising. Since 2004 they have produced and directed Hindi short-movies and documentaries. They have received several national and international awards for their documentaries.

  • 2020 Thessaloniki Doc Festival
  • 2019 New York Greek Film Festival – Best Documentary Award
  • 2019 Greek Documentary Festival of Chalkida – Best Editing, Best Cinematography