The Tower of Marianna – one of the few Tower houses of the Lesbian countryside that still survives – a rare sample of traditional folk architecture, still stands boldly, “belted”in the ravages of abandonment and time.
Three visits in the Tower give prominence to matters of memory and management of local cultural heritage. Through the eyes of the visitors, the Tower shows up as a symbol around which multiple meanings are organized about domesticity, kin relations, festive sociability, friendship, death and life itself.
Director Biography – Panagiotis Vekris
Panagiotis Vekris was born in 1974 in Mytilene, Greece. He studied architecture in Pescara – Italy.
Since 2004 he works as architect in his hometown in Lesvos. In 2015 in collaboration with the 3rd AegeanDoc work shop he directed his first documentary “At The Edge Of The Cape” and in 2017 his second, “Half Yard”.
In 2021 he graduated from the University of the Aegean with a masters degree in Culture and Documentary Film Production.