Kamakia – The Heroes of the Island
(Germany 2011)

A rather special documentarian named Kosta Rapadopoulos travels his
home land to ask older men about their amorous exploits with the female tourists who came en masse to Greece in the 1970s. This film tells us about the bicultural encounter between the impetuous ‘Greek stud’ who allows Mum to feed him until he gets married, and the emancipated woman who is on the pill! The filmmaker’s investigations lead him to the legendary ‘kamakia’, or ‘heroes of the island’, who devoted themselves to meet the carnal needs of these women. It is a search that almost brings Rapadopoulos to his wits’ end…

Genre: Documentary film
Writer and Director: Jasin Challah
Format: 37min / HD Cam / color
Co-Production: Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
Funded by: Filmstiftung NRW

- Berlinale 2011/ Perspektive deutsches Kino
- Internationales Studentenfilmfestival Sehsüchte 2010


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