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CRAFT STORIES:

Pipilla documentary

(2017-2019)

Concept creator

Director +

Editor.

 

My responsibilities in this UNESCO funded documentary were to raise awareness about the endangered Cypriot lace making craft called pipilla, and to raise questions about the different approaches in its promotion, preservation and related ethics.

 

Under a non-formal education program I had curated, scientific collaborators and industry practitioners with expertise in oral history, visual communication design, visual anthropology and folk culture, led workshops tailored for six 13 year old students from Omodos High School. The aims were two-fold:

1. To train these students to critically interview and film local community members, including the remaining craftspeople involved with the craft and the shopkeepers who promote the craft, and edit oral history narratives told to them.

2. To create a documentary about the making of a documentary by students, and to co-direct the processes and outcomes.

2019