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.

Director's Biography
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
77 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Marianna Economou
Cinematography Chronis Pechlivanidis, Giannis Misouridis
Editing Chronis Theocharis
Sound/Sounddesign Nikos Tsines, Musou Music Group
Music Nikos Portokaloglou
Producer(s) Stefi & Lynx Productions (GR), Rachel Manoukian (GR), Doc3 Productions (GR), Marni Films (GR)
Stefi & Lynx Productions 24 Amyklon Str. 15231 Halandri Greece info@stefi.gr www.stefi.gr
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2015
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere