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Thread of the Needle

Alternative title
Thread of a Needle
Synopsis
Young men leave their rural Greek village in Epirus to find work, learn a trade or serve in the army while a young woman may leave her father’s house only to enter her husband’s. The unmarried girls remain in the village among the elderly people, meeting together to embroider their trousseaus and chat. Shows one of these casual sewing sessions where the girls talk about their wishes and problems, most of which revolve around marriages that will change their lives.
Series
Greek Series
Language
English
Country
France
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1982
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £25.00 (+p&p)
Notes
Subtitles in English
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Greece; village life

Credits

Director
Colette Piault

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
22 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

CNRS

Email
riavx@ivry.cnrs.fr
Web
http://www.chrs.fr/Image&Science External site opens in new window
Phone
+33 1 49 60 41 20
Fax
+33 1 49 60 41 56
Address
27 rue Paul Bert
Ivry sur Seine 94204 cedex
France
Name

Films du Quotidien (Les)

Name

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Address
France

Distributor

Name

Les Films du Quotidien

Email
piault@u-paris10.fr
Phone
+33 1 42 60 25 76
Fax
+33 1 42 61 67 92
Address
5 rue des Saints Peres
75006 Paris
France

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