Second Annual Vancouver Greek Film Festival
Screening Dates
  • June 2, 2023 6:30
Vancouver Premiere

A portrait of the life of Demetra K., a sex worker and union organizer in Greece. Filmed over a period of ten years, the documentary presents episodes from Demetra K.’s life at the brothel she runs and at home with her 17 dogs. Intimate, up-close, and personal, Days and Nights of Demetra K. slyly addresses social-political themes of the nature of labour, unionization, and sex work—all within the torment of the recent Greek depression. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2022 Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

In Greek with English subtitles

preceded by

Greece 2018
Evi Kalogiropoulou
15 min. DCP

Kalogiropoulou’s video documents a scrap metal yard in the Votanikos neighbourhood in the centre of Athens, and the family that has been working there for over forty years. The area has been a nexus of constant transformation: an ancient olive grove transformed over time into an industrial zone, now surrounded by Roma settlements and refugee camps. Through moving-camera cinematography and conversations with scrap yard workers, Kalogiropoulou hones in on themes of immigration, land ownership, and machismo in a marginalized and often unseen economy. —New Museum, New York

In Greek with English subtitles