The Downtown Refuge

Το καταφύγιο στην Ομόνοια

24th TDF: World Premiere

Omonia 2021. Drug addicts, hookers, hopeless immigrants. This may be the roughest place in Athens, but still, here existed for a hundred years, a refuge for the destitute and poor. The Athens' Polyclinic founded by Alivizatos brothers. A hospital for the body and soul. Saint Porphyrios served there, as a priest at the hospital’s small church, for 33 years

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Fenia Papadodima
Script: Fenia Papadodima
Cinematography: Pavlos Kosmidis
Editing: Pavlos Kosmidis
Sound: Yorgos Palamiotis
Music: Yorgos Palamiotis
Production: MARINA AMKE
Producers: George Palamiotis
Co-production: ERT SA, Greek Film Centre
Narration: Fenia Papadodima, Daniel Lanis
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 89΄
Contact: ΜΑΡΙΝΑ,

Fenia Papadodima


1991 Why When but Then... (short)
1994 Metallica
1998 And Don’t Forget to Dance (short)
2000 You Are Welcome (short)
2001 What is he? (short)
2021 The Downtown Refuge