Life Under Siege
As the director explains, “this is an island of rare beauty with exceptional relief. It also has many wild beaches. There is also a personal aspect, I came to Amorgos 10 years ago with the woman of my life and I have wonderful memories. I love this island for its charm, the kindness of the hospitable people and the good food.”
During filming, all the necessary safety protocols were observed.
Rea Apostolides, producer for Anemon Productions in Greece worked with the French production team.
The local community of Amorgos which embraced the project, also played a decisive role in the smooth conduct of the filming. “The cooperation with the local authorities, as well as with the inhabitants of the islands was excellent….A special thank you to the deputy mayor of Amorgos, Mrs. Despotidi and the abbot of the Monastery of Hozoviotissa for their help. Locals also took part in the shooting, such as fishermen and shepherds with great enthusiasm!” she said.
Greece continues to draw in international projects to its shores.
One of the latest filming productions focuses on the unique wildlife of the Mediterranean and is being produced on the Greek island of Amorgos.
“Greece is the point of the Mediterranean where most of the wild coasts exist. Thousands of kilometres of beaches and many of them without human presence. It is the Mediterranean region most protected from the invasion of human activities. As a result, the variety of these coasts and islands make it a real natural gem of the planet. And a reservoir for a biodiversity under pressure. Species that have become extinct elsewhere still survive in Greece: such as the monk seal and the loggerhead sea turtle. I believe that Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world,” renowned French cinematographer Fred Fougea told AMNA.