Documentary - The Quay

Being enthusiastic about the book «The Smyrna Quay», director and screenwriter Aggelos Kovotsos, a friend of mine, came up with the idea of making a documentary film based on it. The film's realization became possible at the beginning of 2021, when the Greek Ministry of Culture approved its financing within the framework of the Special Program for the Support of the Cinema Community for Documentary and Short Films.

The shooting commenced under difficult conditions –due to Covid– at the end of June of the same year in İzmir and was finished in the autumn in Athens. Using images of past Smyrna and today's İzmir, complemented by interviews with members of old Smyrniot families and the commentary of the book's authors, the documentary guides us nostalgically through pre-1922 Smyrna.

«The Quay», completed in February of the anniversary year 2022, will be broadcast on Greek Cosmote TV.


Directing, screenplay: Aggelos Kovotsos - Cinematography: Argyris Theos - Sound: Yorgos Demir - Scientific advisors: Achilleas Chatziconstantinou, George Poulimenos

Photos from the shooting in İzmir