“Across Santorini” (working title) is a feature documentary about the annual tradition of “dekapende” (fifteen) that takes place in the small island of Thirasia, right accross the world famous Santorini. Thirasia remains strikingly untouched by tourism despite it’s proximity to its cosmopolitan sister, only a ten minutes boad ride.
In the southest point of Thirasia, on a clif with breath-taking view of the volcanic gulf, lies the abandoned monastery of Kimisi (dormition) dedicated to the Assumption of Mother Mary, celebrated every year on August 15th.
Locals from the island spent 15 days, from July 31st till August 15th, living in little rooms around the church. “Across Santorini” documents this tradition focusing on two elder women that have been attending the “dekapende” since their childhood. Meanwhile, right next to the monastery an archaelogical research is making a discovery that might swift radically the fate of Thirasia.
The project is currently in post-production. It’s produced by Zacharias Mavroeidis and Vicky Miha, in co-production with the greek national broadcast, the swedish production house momento film and the greek boo productions.