Reduced to Ashes

Documentary Short Film, 2020

An entrancing look at “Anastenaria”, an age-old ritual still performed in a small number of villages in Northern Greece, following a journey of transcendence and purification – from lighting the fire to dancing over the hot coals, until there are only ashes left.

A film by Nikos Papangelis

Editing: Kleitos Kyriakides
Music: Kleitos Kyriakides & Nikos Papangelis
Surround sound mix: Miyaki

Running Time: 6’
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
No Dialogue
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP & ProRes
Audio: 5.1 Surround

Selected Festival Screenings:

- FIPADOC 2021 International Documentary Festival
Biarritz, France 
Special Screenings (World Premiere)


- 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2021
Thessaloniki, Greece
Open Horizons (Greek Premiere)
- 34 Filmfest Dresden 2022- International Short Film Festival
Dresden, Germany
Open Air Screenings
- Sole Luna Doc Festival 2022 - International Documentary Film Festival 17th edition
Palermo, Italy
International Competition

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