Silent Witness

Koutsiabasakos Dimitris

Greece, 2016


In 2006, the Trikala prison closes down after 110 years of use. Seven individuals whose destinies have been shaped by the prison walls return to trace its past. Each of their personal stories constitutes a piece of Modern Greek history. What future awaits this historic monument? What will become its new purpose? An unexpected discovery reveals the sites hidden secret and poses a crucial question: How do we deal with historical memory?


Director: Dimitris Koutsiabasakos

Research – Screenplay: Glykeria Patramani

Cinematography: Haris Farros

Editing – Sound: Christos Yannakopoulos

Music: Vangelis Fampas

Cast: Kostas Samaras, Giannis Agoumis, Vasileios Dafos, Efi Chatzimanou, Maroula Kliafa, Alkiviadis Zampakas (1927 – 2015), Thanasis Athanasiou, Spyros Kougioumtzoglou

Academic Consultant: Ioannis Poulios

Production: KinoLab

Producer: Dimitris Koutsiabasakos

Color: Color

Duration: 72′


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