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WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER (Closing film) by Marianna Economou

Before: Award ceremony for the Emerging Greeks Competition

In a dying farming village in central Greece, two cousins and five women decide to do things differently. With a little help from Wagner, Christopher Columbus and local myths, they cultivate an ancient tomato seed and enter the world market with their organic products. With humor and poetry, the film speaks to us about the power of human relationships, the ability to see life and the world differently and the importance of reinventing oneself during difficult times.

Marianna Economou

is a documentary film maker/producer based in Athens, Greece. After her studies in Anthropology (UCL) and Photojournalism (LCP) she worked for a few years as a film researcher and photographer in Greece and England. Since 1989, she directs and produces independent documentaries and TV documentary series with a focus on social issues and human stories. Her films have been screened in Greek TV, ARTE, YLE, BBC. They have also participated in many international festivals and she has received awards. She is a founding member of Doc3 productions.

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Marianna Economou




72 min


Greek with German subtitles