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The Antimony Mines of Keramos

The Antimony Mines of Keramos

  • Documentary about the Mines in Keramos in Northwest Chios. Directed - edited by Elena Kalogridou; Screenplay - production by Christina Spyrou.

From the paths of miners, the underground galleries, the half broken buildings of the small industrial facility, the ruined settlement and the old cemetery to the road towards the sea, a story needs to be said.

Antimony mines in the remote village Keramos in northwest Chios are an outdoor museum, an unknown part of our social and industrial history, that has it’s bright and dark spots. First they operated as Societe Anonyme des mines de Keramos at the end of the 19th century in the mining rush of activity that took place in the Aegean area, providing ore of excellent quality. They finally ended up abandoned in the post war years with the tragedy of the miners, victims of the labor conditions. Today theypatiently wait for any human interest.

  • Τranslation editing: Fotini Nychti
  • Scenario–production: Christina Spyrou
  • Music: Spyridoula Bokou
  • Direction: Elena Kalogridou
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