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GARLIC AND WATERMELONS

CAMERON HICKEY, Lauren Freeney

United States, Greece / 2006 / 56'

Set with the Athens 2004 Olympics just over a year away, forty Gypsy families are forced to abandon their settlement next to the main stadium so that the land can be used for a parking lot. The film follows Prokopis Nikolau, a watermelon seller who has lived his entire life in this settlement, as he struggles to find a new home for himself and his family.

Directors

CAMERON HICKEY

Was born in Chicago in 1978 and currently resides in Philadelphia. He is the cofounder of Pattern Films Productions and founder of the web site docsite.doc.

Lauren Freeney

Was born in Philadelphia in 1976. She studied photography at the Bard college in New York and worked at several literaty journals before finding her way into the world of documentary filmmaking.

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