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Garlic and Watermelon

Cameron Hickey & Lauren Feeney

Documentary - 55' - Greece - 2004

The lights of the Olympic Stadium loom above the rooftops of a pink and purple village. Below, women wash clothes, men peel garlic, and children play in the dust. Prokopis Nikolau sits alone on the cement patio of his wooden shack, looking pensive. He and the others in the settlement, a deeply intertwined circle of family and friends, are Greek Roma. They have lived in this village, built with their own hands, for over forty years. But the Olympics are coming to Athens, and they have been informed that their homes will be demolished in order to make room for a parking lot.

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