Kε•ha•'jas - Man of the Land

Nominated for

Best First-Time Filmmaker

Directed by

Giorgos Komakis

62' • Greece • 2021

Modern Greek

"Kε•ha•'jas - Man of the Land" is an ethnographic documentary filmed in Lemnos, the most lowland of the Aegean islands. Lemnos, which according to one version owes its name to the Homeric Leion, which identifies a field with wheat or from the Leis + "Apple", which means sheep, is characterized by intense livestock and agricultural activity, since ancient times. The Lemnian farmer, Kε•ha•'jas - during the oral tradition of the place that gave birth to him - was a momentous and turbulent concept, mostly misunderstood.