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PHOKION DEMETRIADES: The great wide-angle eye”
GREECE, 2016, 9'
  by AGON - Friday, 16 September 2016

A tribute to the cartoonist from Constantinople, who dedicated himself to the satirical cartoon, working for the Greek dailies “Eleftheron Vima” and “Athinaika Nea”. His cartoons became famous for their rich imagery, detail and high satirical tone. His 70 surviving cartoons from the time of the German Occupation during WWII, very varied in their technique and aesthetics, have become invaluable historical artefacts; they seem to absorb like blotting-paper the greatness of heroic moments in history, as these are happening.
By rendering such moments not just as sketches but as instant photography, Dimitriadis becomes a veritable photographer of the human psyche.


Director: MEMI SPYRATOU
Producer: LENA SAVIDIS, MEMI SPYRATOU