The film “Little Land”, which is dedicated to the Greek island of Ikaria, after winning two awards at the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, the WWF Award and the ERT3 Broadcasting Award, is now traveling to Japan.
As ikariamag.gr suggests, Japan has shown interest in this film after huffingtonpost.jp dedicated a piece to this film that became very popular.
The story of ‘Little Land’
Since the start of the crisis in Greece, a growing number of young unemployed Athenians are moving to the countryside, hoping to change their lives for the better. The film follows 35-year-old Thodoris as he settles on the remote island of Ikaria, where he discovers a society with a unique culture of autonomy and cooperation, and a people who not only live better, but longer than everyone else -in one of the world’s few ‘blue zones’ where inhabitants enjoy extraordinary longevity. Director Nikos Dayandas goes in search of the Ikarian secret, discovering how the islanders’ radically different lives are increasingly relevant to us in times of economic and social upheaval.