Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic & Historical Film Festival 2020 | Special Virtual Edition

THE KAPOUTIAN STRAW MAT

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In the divided island of Cyprus a group of refugees from the occupied village of Kapouti try to keep a tradition that links them to their village: the traditional art of making the Kapoutian straw-mat. An old weaving machine from their village is discovered. A re-enactment of the whole process of making the Kapoutian straw-mat , the cutting down of the plant in rivers and lakes, the weaving in traditional weaving machines and its distribution to the market. Will this bring back a lost link to their village? Can this tradition be passed on the new generation? 

  • Year
    2016
  • Runtime
    39 minutes
  • Language
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Country
    Cyprus
  • Note
    Not in competition, Special screening | available only on VOD streaming
  • Director
    Leda Ayiomamiti
  • Editor
    Leda Ayiomamiti
  • Sound Design
    Stavros Terlikkas
  • Music
    Michalis Terlikkas