The 10th Syros International Film Festival’s slate of summer activities begins with this two-day screening program, on the 13th & 14th of July, 2022, celebrating the second consecutive edition of Peripheral Vision, a hybrid online and on-site workshop for cross-media interpretive strategies for audiovisual archives held by SIFF in collaboration with the Archipelago Network, the Cairo Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center, and UMAM-Documentation & Research (UMAM-D&R) of Lebanon, and NAIAS, a participatory archive based on Syros.

The workshop is moderated by filmmaker and Cimatheque co-founder Tamer El Said, and held with the support of the Goethe-Institut Athen.


SIFF’s selection for Film Club is a double bill of feature films centering on themes of exile, politics and migration, key concerns of Peripheral Vision 2022.

Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 21:00
“Happy Day”, Pantelis Voulgaris, Greece, 1976, 100′

Life in the internment camp of Happy Day is both carefree and hellish, a summer vacation and a prison, ironic and a contradiction evaporating under the blazing sun of Makronissos.

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 21:00
“The Greek Neighbour” / “Katzelmacher”, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1969, 88′

In Katzelmacher, the arrival of an immigrant Greek worker – played by Fassbinder himself, in an uncredited role – shakes up the aimless lives of a group of friends.

Happy Day © Greek Film Center
Happy Day © Greek Film Center
Katzelmacher © Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation
Katzelmacher © Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

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