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O PIO MAKRIS DROMOS / The Longest Run

O PIO MAKRIS DROMOS / The Longest Run

Jasim and Alsaleh are underage refugees in a Greek prison. Coming from Syria and Iraq, they were arrested and accused of smuggling illegal immigrants. A narrative of suspense reveals how youngsters are forced to transport migrants across the border to Greece while the actual smugglers stay in the background. If Jasim and Alsaleh are found guilty, they will face extremely long prison sentences. Phone conversations between the imprisoned young men and their mothers at their war-stricken countries accentuate the double enclosure that these families experience. No one knows how and when their long run will end.

MARIANNA ECONOMOU is an award-winning Greek documentary filmmaker and producer. She directs and produces independent theatrical documentaries and TV documentary series with a strong focus on social issues. Economou is a founding member of Doc3 productions. // Films (selection): To sholeio (The School, 2001, doc), I pisti einai rock (Faith Is Rock, 2003, doc), Gia mia thesi ston horo (My Place in the Dance, 2006, doc), Bells, Threads & Miracles (2008, doc), Odos Sfaktirias (Twelve Neighbors, 2009, doc), O pio makris dromos (The Longest Run, 2015, doc)

Competition Documentary 2016

MARIANNA ECONOMOU

Greece 2015
DCP / color
77 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Chronis Pechlivanidis, Giannis Misouridis
Editing
Chronis Theocharis
Sound
Nikos Tsines, Musou Music Group
Music
Nikos Portokaloglou
Producers
Stefi & Lynx Productions (GR), Rachel Manoukian (GR), Doc3 Productions (GR), Marni Films (GR)

Trailer
Website

Production

Stefi & Lynx Productions
24 Amyklon Str.
15231 Halandri, Greece
info@stefi.gr
www.stefi.gr
World Sales

Deckert Distribution
Gottschedstraße 18
04109 Leipzig, Germany
info@deckert-distribution.com
www.deckert-distribution.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere