SYNOPSIS
Jasim and Alsaleh are underage refugees in a Greek prison. Coming from Syria and Iraq, they were arrested and accused of smuggling illegal immigrants. With unique access in the juvenile prison and court room, the film follows the two friends closely while in custody, during the trial and after the verdict, through a narrative of suspense which reveals how youngsters are forced to transport migrants across the border to Greece while the smugglers stay behind and continue their job uninterrupted. If Jasim and Alsaleh are found guilty, they will face extremely long prison sentences. Phone conversations between the imprisoned young boys and their mothers at their war-stricken countries accentuate the double enclosure that these families experience. No one knows how and when their long run will end.

THE TEAM

MARIANNA ECONOMOU
DIRECTOR / SCRIPT

Marianna Economou is a documentary film maker/producer based in Athens, Greece. After her studies in Anthropology (UCL) and Photojournalism (LCP) she worked for a few years as a film researcher and photographer in Greece and England. Since 1989, she directs and produces independent

documentaries and TV documentary series with a focus on social issues and human stories. Her films have been screened in Greek TV, ARTE, YLE, BBC. They have also participated in many international festivals and she has received awards. She is a founding member of Doc3 productions.
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
2015 - The Longest Run - 74’ & 55’, Stefi & Lynx Prods, DOC3 prods
2013 - Food for love - 52’, Inkas films, YLE, ARTE - Best of Cinedoc
2011 - A small big idea - 45’, DOC3 & ERT  
2009 - Twelve Neighbors - 52’, ERT, GFC - Awarded at Docfest Festival
2008 - Bells, Threads & Miracles - 72’ & 52’, MEDIA, Inkas Film Productions, Sinevizyon Films, Greek Film Center, ERT S.A. - Awarded at Docfest & Ecofilm Festival
2008 - Please listen to me - 52’, DOC3 productions - Awarded at Emotion Festival and Kos International Health film festival. Participated in Cannes Entr’ 2 Marches.
2006 - My place in the dance - 52’, Greek Film Centre, ERT, Mega Channel, YLE  - Awarded best documentary at Ecofilm Festival
2003 - Faith is rock - 58’, YLE
2001 - The school - 58’, Greek Film Centre & ERT. Awarded Best Greek Documentary, Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival.  
1999-2000 - Filmmaker in the series EUtopia (BBC & ARTE): Greek and Pleasant land - 28’, Home is where the heart is - 28’, United States of Europe. The series  got the Adolf Grimme Award.


Tel: +30 6944731776,
E-mail: mecon2@gmail.com

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SPIROS MAVROGENIS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Spiros Mavrogenis, General Manager of ‘Stefi & Lynx Productions’, is one of the most established producers in Greece, with a long track record in the production of  TV news series, documentaries, commercials and films. In 1992, he founded Lynx Productions which focused on the most

well-known TV documentaries and news shows through the years. ('Protagonists', 'Archive', 'Reportage without Frontiers', 'Research').
In 2012, Lynx merged with Stefi and now ‘Stefi & Lynx Productions’ is the largest production company in Greece. Spiros acts as producer on selected projects.
E-mail: s.mavrogenis@stefi.gr

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RACHEL MANOUKIAN
PRODUCER

Rachel Manoukian studied Business Administration and Acting in Athens. She started working in the film industry, as a managing director for two feature films in 1999. Since 2003, she has been focusing on the production of documentaries and TV documentary series: a long-running

documentary series on cooking “Bouchia and Sychorio” for Mega Channel, numerous historical and cultural documentaries for the Greek National TV as well as 12 documentary episodes "Searching for the unknown" for the digital television. She also works as a fixer/producer for foreign TV channels (SRF) in Greece.  
E-mail: manoukian@windowslive.com

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DAPHNE PANOPOULOU
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Daphne Panopoulos has been working in the film and TV production field for over 25 years both as a producer and as a director. Two of the TV documentaries she made were "Erica Kounio Amarillio, Portrait of an Auswitz Survivor" and "Maxine Klein's Bostonian Political Theater". She has produced 

over 70 TV commercials for Greek TV, worked in the  international co-production department of KINO productions and produced  a few film shorts for Topcut Productions. Recently Daphne spent a year in  California, producing fundraisers and videos for Google, as well as working in sales and the social media with Ripplemakers Inc.  
E-mail: daphpan@gmail.com

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CHRONIS PECHLIVANIDIS
CINEMATOGRAPHY

Chronis Pechlivanidis has recorded unique moments from all corners of the earth for Greek and international networks. He has directed documentaries, special programs and many travel TV shows. He is the creator of the successful television series "Travelling in Greece with Maya Tsoclis"

and has won awards at international events. He collaborates with international TV networks, such as Aljazeera, BBC International, ZDF and is the founder of Onos Productions in Greece and Onos Film Produksiyon in Istanbul,Turkey.
E-mail: chronis@onos.tv

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GIANNIS MISOURIDIS
CINEMATOGRAPHY

Giannis Misouridis is a photographer, cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. He has a long experience in shooting different situations and dealing with different people and stories in Greece and abroad. His photographic expertise makes him one of the most renowned cinematographers

for documentary in Greece. 
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY AS CINEMATOGRAPHER
The Longest Run, 2015
Mana, 2014
About the end of the world, 2013
Food for love, 2013
Dimokratia, 2011
Ecological Diaries, 2010
Lost Bodies, 2010
Mieko, 2009
E-mail: gmisour@yahoo.com

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CHRONIS THEOCHARIS
EDITOR

Chronis Theocharis was born in Athens in 1961. He studied cinema direction and film editing in Athens and Paris. He worked as an assistant director in movies and TV series for many years. He has edited a lot of important and awarded film documentaries. He is a member of the Greek Film 

Academy and still lives and works in Greece of the crisis.
E-mail: theocharischronis@gmail.com

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NIKOS PORTOKALOGLOU
ORIGINAL MUSIC

Nikos Portokaloglou (1957) is a Greek musician who was the founding member, principal songwriter and lead singer and guitarist of the Greek band Fatme, active between 1981 and 1989. Since then, he has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, theatre,

documentary and TV mini series. During his 35-year career, he has performed and recorded with all the major Greek composers and singers.
E-mail: nikoso@live.com

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LILA PALEOLOGOU
TITLES / GRAPHICS

A graphic designer, Lila trained in London, and consequently worked in advertising (Athens 1986-1998). She established her own design agency, pelpal productions, in 2000. Since then, she shares her time and work between Athens and Mykonos. She specializes in branding, packaging,

publications and promotion work for cultural/artistic events. With her partner, Vangelis Pelekis, she has written, designed and published a cookbook, based on her family’s restaurant (”Balthazar’s Kitchen, 1973-1983”, Istos Editions 2010).
E-mail: www.pelpal.gr, pelpal@otenet.gr

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