Documentary ∙ 46’ ∙ 2011
Exile, the death sentence, social ostracism, rejection – words that for decades were synonymous with Spinalonga. Doctors, sociologists, people associated with those suffering from Hansen’s disease, as well as surviving inmates of the island’s leper colony, talk about this ancient disease, telling of the deformities induced by it, the means of infection, the stigmatism of whole families, the social consequences of incarceration, as well as the struggle of those isolated on the island for better living conditions, some hope of survival and, in the end, a cure. In fact this rocky, apparently insignificant little island has great lessons to teach us about the struggle for existence and the importance of hope and meaning in human life.
A dramatized documentary created as part of the research that went into the making of the outstandingly successful television serial “The Island”.
DIRECTOR: THEO PAPADOULAKIS
SCRIPT : THEO PAPADOULAKIS/ MARGARITA GARIOU
CAMERA: TSIAMANTANIS NIKOS
EDITING: PANAGIOTIS FOTIOU
MUSIC: MINOS MATSAS
SOUND DESIGNER: ANASTASIS EFENTAKIS
COSTUMES: KONTOU KSANTHI
REMOUNTAKIS: LEONIDAS SKOULIKARIS