Screening Selection

Nominated on:Best Experimental

Film Info

Film Year: 2023

Film Duration: 12 min

Country: Greece

Language: Greek


Eliane Pauline Roumie

Film Category

25km is an artistic site-specific project inspired by the city of Eleusis – European Capital of Culture 2023 – and the history of the ”Eleusinian Mysteries”. The ”Eleusinian Mysteries” was the highest religious celebration in Ancient Greece, celebrated in the Sacred City of Eleusis once a year – in honor of goddesses Demeter and Persephone. A significant ritual of the Mysteries was the Procession of nearly 10.000 people who walked from Athens to Eleusis. On the 20th of February 2023, four women followed the steps of the ancient Greeks and walked in silence for 25 kilometers from Athens to Eleusis – The Archaeological Site. The project focuses on the immense experience provided by a long walking route, and explores ways in which such a contemporary collective ritual can be translated into movement. 25km is realized in the framework of 2023 ELEVSIS – European Capital of Culture and is supported by the Cultural and Development Non-profit Organisation – NEON through its Annual Grants Programme.