Quiet Life
Still from Quiet Life


sense of place
visual anthropology

How to Cite

Giapoutzis, T., & Kleftakis, M. (2019). Quiet Life. Journal of Anthropological Films, 3(02), e2792. https://doi.org/10.15845/jaf.v3i02.2792


An alternative perspective on migration depicted through a gallery of portraits of a not so quiet daily life in Kavala, a small town in Northern Greece. A glimpse of life in a place which, as numerous others in Greece and across Europe, has severely been affected by several socio-political changes over the last decade; mass movements of populations, economic crisis, young people fleeing abroad, are some of them. Kavala is also a town through which refugees have been passing on their way to Northern Europe. The evolving social structures have made the town feel to some of its residents as prison - a home in decline - while to others it is their escape route - a temporary paradise. An ageing local community juxtaposed with a young refugee family residing in the town because of a distant war. While silently contemplating on the past and patiently waiting for the future to come, they are all living a normal, seemingly quiet life.


Copyright (c) 2019 Tasos Giapoutzis, Marios Kleftakis

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