A Story in 14 Words

Μια ιστορία με 14 λέξεις

In this hybrid first-person account, a Greek islander opens up to his filmmaker granddaughter about his violent coming-of-age as refugee, fighter and political prisoner in North Africa during the Second World War. Young Nikolaos Plakas fled starvation on the Greek island of Ikaria. He survived refugee camps and a deadly shipwreck in order to fight the Germans in North Africa, only to later be imprisoned for his antiroyalist political views in military concentration camps. A first-person narrative, in the local dialect of Ikaria, interrupted by fragments of war footage and home movie imagery.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Eirini Steirou
Cinematography: Eirini Steirou
Sound: Minas Emannouil, Giorgos Litsikakis
Producers: Eirini Steirou
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 12΄
Contact: Freelancer, Eirini Steirou

Eirini Steirou


2004 Vis-a-Vis (short)
2009 Safety Net (short)
2010 Cracow’s Debate (short)
2010 Counterattack (short)
2012 Peter Pan Project (short)
2012 Beauty and the Beast (short)
2020 A Story in 14 Words (short)