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10th London Greek Film Festival: 14-20 May 2017 - Films

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Parrhesia. The Obligation to Speak the truth. by Mart Rauckas. 15’.
Estonia, Greece. 2016. UK Premiere. Documentary.

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Original Title: PARRHESIA. The Obligation to Speak the truth.

English Title: PARRHESIA. The Obligation to Speak the truth.

Greek Title: Παρρησία.

Duration: 17 min.

Country of origin: Greece/Estonia

Director: Mart Raukas aka Aristarchos

Producer: MART RAUKAS

Production Company / Companies: Independent Production

Brief synopsis in English:
Parrhesia laid the foundations for Ancient Greek Democracy. Parrhesiastes is a person who speaks freely and boldly. 
The one who has the moral obligation to tell the truth for the common good. Through expressing the truth parrhesiastes knowingly put himself under personal risk.
The hero of the Documentary is an Estonian parrhesiastes Einar Laigna. 
A former high ranking officer of the army, who has retired to an abandoned medieval Monastery. 
Using the half ruined Monastery as a cockpit, he launches his stinging and ironical verbal attacks on the insanity and irrationality of a modern world. 
“The truth is swirling inside me, looking for a way out "says the hero of this film. 
“Through expressing the truth with courage and conviction, I protect my inner freedom.”
The author of the Documentary got the idea for Parrhesia when visiting an Archaeological Museum in the ancient town of Dion in Northern Greece, where one can see many busts of local philosophers, discovered in the ruins of ancient Greek Villas. 
These marble heads of philosophers date back to the time of the Roman Empire, when Greek city states had lost their autonomy.
At the time, when society is closing up and political control becomes the norm of life, parrhesiastes is the kind of moral saint, who keeps the spirit of truth alive, the one who protects the inner freedom.
The film focuses on physiognomic details of Parrhesia. 
 
 
Brief synopsis in Greek:
Η Παρρησία έθεσε τα θεμέλια για την αρχαία ελληνική δημοκρατία.
Παρρησιαστής είναι αυτός που μιλάει ανοιχτά και με θάρρος.
Ο Παρρησιαστής έχει την ηθική υποχρέωση να λέει την αλήθεια, να κρατάει την αγάπη για την αλήθεια ζωντανή.
Λέγοντας την αλήθεια για το κοινό καλό, ο παρρησιαστης θέτει εν γνώσει του τον εαυτό του σε κίνδυνο.
Ο ήρωας του έργου είναι ένας Εσθονός παρρησιαστής, ο Ειναρ Λαιγνα.
Πρόκειται για έναν πρώην υψηλόβαθμο αξιωματικό του στρατού που αποσύρθηκε και τώρα μένει σε ένα μεσαιωνικό μοναστήρι.
Η κοινωνία γίνεται πιο κλειστή, η πολιτική καταπίεση μέρος της καθημερινότητας.
Εκφράζοντας την αλήθεια με γενναιότητα και αποφασιστικότητα ο παρρησιαστής προστατεύει την εσωτερική του ελευθερία.
Κοιτάξτε αυτούς τους ανδριάντες των αρχαίων Ελλήνων Φιλοσόφων!
Είναι άνθρωποι της αλήθειας.
Το έργο εστιάζεται στις φυσιογνωμικές λεπτομέρειες ενός Παρρησιαστή

Release Date: 30 July 2016

Original Format: MP4

Credits:
All music is original music - composed and recorded by Mart Raukas aka Aristarchos.
Colonel EINAR LAIGNA Key cast

Original Language(s): Estonian, Greek and an Ancient Greek

English Subtitles: YES

Previous screenings / festivals & Awards worldwide:

Suure Jaani Muusikafestival 2016

Suure Jaani 
Estonia 
June 21, 2016 
Estonian Premiere

World Philosophy Day Conference, Break with a parallel presentation of documentary film: Mart Raukas, professor Parrhesia 18΄ & Speech (Youtube) 10΄

Athens 
Greece 
November 26, 2016 
Inaugurational film for a philosophical discussion at the World Philosophy Day Conference.

Bridges International Film Festival

Naphlion 
Greece 
October 21, 2016 
Greek Premiere 
Discussion film at a Conference. "Η αξία της Ελληνικής γλώσσας, το Ελληνικό τοπίο και το Ελληνικό φως και πως εκφράζεται μέσα στην Έβδομη Τέχνη". / “The importance of the Hellenic language, the Hellenic landscape and the Hellenic light in the Seventh Art”. “H Φωτογραφία στον Κινηματογράφο και οι κινήσεις της Ψυχής / Cinematography and the movements of the Soul”. Μart Raoukas (Καθηγητής Φιλοσοφίας, σκηνοθέτης – Εσθονία / Professor of Philosophy, film director - Estonia)

Winner at Hollywood International independent Documentary Awards, August 2016 Edition. Los Angeles, Raleight Studios Hollywood. United States September 22, 2016 USA Peremiere Award for best Music/Score

LA, USA 
United States 
September 16, 2016 
World Premiere 
Award for best Music/Score

Winner at Hollywood International independent Documentary Awards, August 2016 Edition. Los Angeles, Raleight Studios Hollywood. United States September 22, 2016 USA Peremiere Award for best Music/Score

LA, USA 
United States 
September 10, 2016 
North American Premiere 
Best Short Award

Best Documentary - PARRHESIA World Premiere and Cyprus premiere on 16.09.2016 and 18.09.2016 at 20.00. Technopolis - Amphitheatre. CYIFF Cyprus 11th International Film Festival (Sep 2016) Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos 
Cyprus 
September 16, 2016 
Cyprus Premiere 
Best Short Documentary

Best Documentary Short Film

TULA 
Russian Federation 
September 22, 2016 
Russian Premiere 
Best Short Documentary

PARRHESIA World Premiere and Cyprus premiere on 16.09.2016 and 18.09.2016 at 20.00. Technopolis - Amphitheatre. CYIFF Cyprus 11th International Film Festival (Sep 2016) Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos 
Cyprus 
May 16, 2017 
Cyprus premiere 
Best Documentary Award

Krasnoyarsk Film Festival (invited)

Krasnojarsk 
Russian Federation 
October 14, 2016 
Naoshup noncompetative category. Invited

 

 

 

 

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