Athens International Film Festival
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CLEAN CITIES

1/10/2021, 18:30, TRIANON

Who are the people who clean the roads of the world? Why are the majority of them women and immigrants? The well-traveled show “Clean City” of the Onassis Foundation Stegi becomes a hybrid film. Four separate directors follow the tour of the show to four cities - Skopje, Sarajevo, Montpellier, Istanbul. Immigrant cleaners, stars of the show but also of their real lives, talk about their experiences, touch on the subject of racism in terms of what is “pure”, the danger of fascism, female immigration and sexual abuse. An anthology film somewhere between documentary and fiction, having as its starting point the filmed theatre play by Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris. Directors in attendance

GREECE | 2021 | COLOR | DCP | 132’ | GREEK

Who are the people cleaning the cities of the world? Why are they mainly immigrant women?

The successful Onassis Stegi play ‘Clean City’ becomes the starting point for this hybrid film. Four directors follow the play’s tour to four cities, Skopje, Sarajevo, Montpellier, and Istanbul. Immigrant female cleaners, starring or not in the play, narrate their lives, discussing the racism of ‘clean’, the danger of fascism, women’s immigration and sexual abuse. An anthology film, somewhere between documentary and fiction, the starting point of which was the filmed play by Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris.

DIRECTORS: Christos Sarris, Konstantinos Hatzinikolaou, Marina Danezi, Kostas Mandylas

 

 



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