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  • Greek Title Τοπία Των Βαλκανίων: Το Βλέμμα του Θόδωρου Αγγελόπουλου
  • Original Title Balkan Landscapes: The Gaze of Theo Angelopoulos
  • Year: 1993
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: UK
  • Duration: 39'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Jane Gabriel
  • Editing: Dan de Waal
  • Sound: Peter O'Connor
  • Production: Bandung Films
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Jane Gabriel

Theo Angelopoulos recalls the defining moment in 1964 that led to him to live his entire life in Greece, and explores the concept of borders in his work - as the limits of existence, of life and death, of language and communication...

“Narrowing down the borders narrows the communication, stretches the differences, magnifies oppositions, magnifies reasons for war, magnifies the refugees, magnifies the internal exile...”

“In reality a civil war leaves behind wounds which cannot easily be healed and they revive, like ghosts, or like recurrent nightmares, during the long nights which have dogged Greek society for years.”


Jane Gabriel

Jane Gabriel has produced and directed more than 30 documentary films for Channel 4 Television and the BBC current affairs series "Correspondent". Filmed in Chile, Greece, India, the UK and USA, her work has won the Royal Television Society and One World Media awards. With a focus on the personal testimony of people whose voices have been excluded and silenced for decades, Jane’s films reveal lives curtailed by abuses of power, prejudice, violence and poverty – and of those who still wait for justice. In 2006 Jane was the founding editor of the website openDemocracy 50.50, publishing women’s critical perspectives on social justice, gender and religion.

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