Freelance work



This short documentary was directed and produced by the first-time director Ali Manaz. I video edited and transcripted this piece, which is about a 100-year-old open-air cinema on the island of Samos in Greece. The Vamvakas family who runs Cinema Rex has an enormous history, living through times of hardship, the occupation of Greece by Axis powers, the heydays of Greek cinema and the recent economic crisis. The family still provides quality films to their fellow villagers despite the changing face of the industry. Their passion for cinema is the driving force for the family to survive in this precarious business.


A film by:
Ali Manaz

Dimitris Vamvakas
Orestis Vamvakas

Transcript - Subtitling:
Craille Maguire Gillies
Alexandros Papathanasiou

Music score:

Performed and orchestrated by:
Cassandre Balosso-Bardin
Thodoris Ziarkas & Nikos Ziarkas

Mixed and Mastered by:
George Botis

Video editing and Post-production:
Alexandros Papathanasiou

Thanks to:
Sophia Griveli
Manos Kokokiris
Zara Gevorgyan
Ruhî Qaradax

and special thanks to:
Vamvakas family for their great Greek hospitality...

Directed, Written and Producerd by
Ali Manaz

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